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National Registry Aims to Find Cause and Cure for ALS
Learn more about the National ALS Registry. Date: 9/17/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America’s 2014 Summit+EXPO Sees Record Number of Health Care Participants
Paralyzed Veterans of America hosted the annual Summit+EXPO meeting in Las Vegas, NV, August 26-28, 2014, with almost 800 clinicians gathering to learn more about the treatment of veterans with spinal cord injury and disease such as ALS and multiple sclerosis (MS). Date: 9/5/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Members Finish Strong in Reno’s Tour de Nez
The Tour de Nez in Reno, Nevada, was held in August 2014, and seven members of Paralyzed Veterans of America's Racing team competed in the event. Date: 9/2/2014


September 2014: Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
Learn more about Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month from Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 9/2/2014


Phoenix International Raceway Teams Up With Paralyzed Veterans Of America This Veterans Day
Learn more about a great offer from Phoenix International Raceway where you can support Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 8/29/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Racing: UCI World Paracycling Championships
Date: 8/28/2014


Hundreds of Health Care Professionals in Field of Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS Health Care Gather in Las Vegas for Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Annual Summit + EXPO
Paralyzed Veterans of America hosts Summit+EXPO 2014, a gathering of healthcare professionals dedicated to learning more about the latest treatments and therapies in spinal cord injury/dysfunction (SCI/D), multiple sclerosis (MS) and ALS. Date: 8/25/2014


Athletics a Mainstay in Army veteran Wilkins’ Life
Learn more about National Veterans Wheelchair Games athlete Roy Wilkins and his love for basketball and now adaptive sports. Date: 8/22/2014


Food City, Smithfield, and NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Continue the Mission Supporting Paralyzed Veterans of America
Food City, NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Richard Petty, and Smithfield will continue in their support of Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission:ABLE for fall 2014. Date: 8/22/2014


Lee Gordon Can’t Stop the Music, Even at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Learn more about 2014 National Veterans Wheelchair Games athlete  and veteran Lee Gordon. Date: 8/22/2014


Anesthesiologist Enjoys First National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philly
Learn more about 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games competitor Kristine Henderson. Date: 8/21/2014


Army Veteran Castle Embraces Adaptive Sports
Adaptive sports has changed the life of Paralyzed Veterans of America member and National Veterans Wheelchair Games athlete Shaun Castle. Date: 8/17/2014


National Veterans Wheelchair Games Studied by International Researcher

Dr. Georg Rauter,  is a senior researcher from Rauter attending the Games and working with Paralyzed Veterans of America member and HERL Executive Director Rory Cooper asking questions, shooting video, and taking measurements fo research he is conducting for Cybathlon 2016.

Date: 8/17/2014


The National Veterans Wheelchair Games: It’s a Family Affair
Learn from athletes and staff at the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games how families are an important part of the event. Date: 8/17/2014


Kids Take Center Stage at the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
A popular event for both local kids and athletes at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) is Kids Day where children with disabilities can visit the Games and be mentored in sports by NVWG athletes. Date: 8/16/2014


National Veterans Wheelchair Games Athlete Tai Cleveland Has Rock-Solid Support
Learn more about Marine Corps veteran Tai Cleveland and the support he receives from his wife and caregiver, Robin. Date: 8/16/2014


“Where Heroes Make History” – Philadelphia Touts Rich Sports History for 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
It just makes sense that Philadelphia is the site of the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 8/15/2014


Adaptive Sports is a Life-Changer for National Veterans Wheelchair Games Athlete Diana Woods
Learn more about Navy veteran Diana Woods and how adaptive sports have changed her life for the better. Date: 8/15/2014


Novice Athlete Goes for the Gold at the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games

First-time National Veterans Wheelchair Games participant Howell Smith shares his story and experience. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Date: 8/15/2014


Novices Abound in City of Brotherly Love for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Read about first-time competitors at the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philadelphia. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 8/15/2014


Army Veteran Competes in 12th Consecutive National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Army veteran Welton Locklear world now includes adaptive sports as a result of his spinal cord injury. Date: 8/14/2014


AT&T’s Commitment to Veterans Extends Beyond National Veterans Wheelchair Games
AT&T supports the National Veterans Wheelchair Games as Gold-level sponsor and with volunteers. Date: 8/14/2014


From the NVWG Expo: Advances in Technology Assist with Mobility

Mobility improvement was a highlight of many exhibitors at the Disabled Sports, Recreation & Fitness Exposition at the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. #NVWG

Date: 8/14/2014


Volunteers Come From Near and Far to Support the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Volunteers come from near and far to help out with the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 8/14/2014


And They’re Off! The 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games Begin
The 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games opened August 12, 2014, at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 8/13/2014


Smashing Stereotypes: Quad Rugby
Learn more about quad rugby, one of several sports offered at the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philadelphia. #NVWG Date: 8/13/2014


World War II Veteran Doris Merrill Proud to Lead Pledge at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Read about World War II veteran Doris Merrill and her participation in the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The NVWG is co-presented by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 8/13/2014


National Veterans Wheelchair Games Athlete Kate Callahan Makes Rehabilitation Through Recreation Her Life’s Work

Read about Paralyzed Veterans of America member and Paralympian Kate Callahan and her return to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG).

Date: 8/12/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Al Kovach Returns to Hometown of Philadelphia for National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Al Kovach returns home to Philadelphia for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Date: 8/11/2014


“Where Heroes Make History” – Philadelphia VAMC Mobilizes for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center's local organizing group works quickly to assist with planning the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America with the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Date: 8/8/2014


Philadelphia Prepares Transportation for National Veterans Wheelchair Games Athletes
Philadelphia is on the move supporting the transportation needs to the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games athletes. Date: 8/6/2014


Eight Paralyzed Veterans Members to Compete on US Team at 2014 Paracycling World Championships
Learn more about the eight Paralyzed Veterans of America members, including five members of Paralyzed Veterans Racing, who qualified for the UCI Cycling Road World Championships in Greenville, SC. Date: 8/4/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Teams Up With the Department of Veterans Affairs for #VetQ
Paralyzed Veterans of America joins the Department of Veterans Affairs and other veterans service organizations to answer veterans' questions via Twitter using the hashtag #VetQ. Date: 7/30/2014


Raising Awareness about Veterans' Caregivers
Sherman Gillums, Jr., Paralyzed Veterans of America associate executive director of Veterans Benefits, served as a panelist on regarding the Post-9/11 military caregivers difficulities at the US Chamber of Commerce/Hiring Our Heroes Foundation Caregiver Networking Reception on July 28, 2014. Date: 7/30/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Encouraged by Compromise Agreement
Paralyzed Veterans of America's National President Al Kovach responds to the compromise agreement—H.R. 3230—reached between Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller on July 28, 2014. Date: 7/29/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Testifies at Hearing Concerning Changes to VA Health Care Now and in the Future
Read the full statement made by Paralyzed Veterans of America on July 24, 2014, at the House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing regarding "Restoring Trust: The View of the Acting Secretary and the Veterans Community." Date: 7/24/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America urges Ratification of Disability Treaty (CRPD)
Paralyzed Veterans of America joined with other veterans service organizations (VSOs) and senators on July 23, 2014, to support the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty (CRPD).
Date: 7/23/2014


DOT Issues New Rule to Improve Pet and Service Animal Safety on U.S. Airlines

A new rule by the Department of Transportation sets guidelines for service animals who are flying with individuals with disabilities.

Date: 7/18/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Recognizes 24 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Date: 7/18/2014


Military Caregiver Networking Reception Scheduled for July 28th Hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Hiring Our Heroes
A Military Caregiver Networking Reception is scheduled for July 28, 2014 and is hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Hiring Our Heroes. Date: 7/17/2014


Paralyzed Veterans & Wheelchair Lacrosse USA Host Successful Clinic in Las Vegas
Wheelchair Lacrosse USA and Paralyzed Veteransof America hosted a lacrosse clinic in May 2014 to spur interest in the growing sport among disabled veterans. Date: 7/17/2014


Anytime Fitness Awards $20,000 to Paralyzed Veterans Racing and Team Member Tammy Landeen
Paralyzed Veterans Racing team member Tammy Landeen wins Anytime Fitness contest, makes donation to Paralyzed Veterans Racing team. Date: 7/15/2014


Shooting Sports Help Marine Corps Veteran Calvin Smith Get Back to an Active Life
Adaptive sports programs at Paralyzed Veterans of America helped Marine Corps veteran Calvin Smith move forward after injury. Date: 7/15/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Selected as VA/USOC grant recipient
Paralyzed Veterans of America has received a grant from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) to support Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the armed forces. Date: 7/10/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Wraps Up 16th Adaptive Handcycling Clinic in Milwaukee, Announces Four New Locations for 2015
Paralyzed Veterans of America held an adaptive handcycling clinic for disabled veterans in Milwaukee on July 1, 2014, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Date: 7/10/2014


Charlie Tocci: Paralyzed Veterans of America National Service Officer and Member

Read about Paralyzed Veterans of America National Service Officer and member Charlie Tocci in Syracuse,  NY.

Date: 7/9/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Lone Star Chapter Maintains Only Wheelchair Honor Guard in U.S.
Learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America's Lone Star chapter and their wheelchair Honor Guard. Date: 7/9/2014


OKC Dry Cleaning Franchise Owner Accepts Donated Suits to Benefit Paralyzed Veterans
Lapels Dry Cleaning in OKC is donating gently used suits to the Mid-America Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 7/7/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Releases Statement on Nomination of McDonald for VA Secretary
Read the statement from Paralyzed Veterans of America's executive director regarding the nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs -- Robert A. McDonald. Date: 7/2/2014


Service Officer Aliyah Hunter Makes Her Life’s Work about Serving Veterans

Become inspired by the story of Aliyah Hunter, a veterans service officer with Paralyzed Veterans of America. Get informed on how to help veterans with local opportunities near you.

Date: 6/24/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Recognizes 15th Anniversary of Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision
Paralyzed Veterans of America recognizes the importantance of the Olmstead decision in 1999, 15 years ago, in regards to all people with disabilities. Date: 6/23/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Awarded Telly Award for Ben Affleck Public Service Spot
Paralyzed Veterans of America wins a Telly Award for Ben Affleck public service announcement (PSA). Date: 6/20/2014


Shooting Sports Help Air Force Veteran Bill Bjornes Adapt and Overcome
Learn more about disabled veteran Bill Bjornes and how adaptive sports have helped him move forward. Date: 6/18/2014


Letter to House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees Leadership from VSOs, including Paralyzed Veterans of America, Regarding HR 4810 and S 2450
Read the letter sent on June 17, 2014, to the US Senate and House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committees leadership on S. 2450 and H.R. 3230 by veterans service organizations including Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 6/17/2014


North Carolina’s Outer Banks Welcomes Paralyzed Veterans for Outdoor Adventure

An outdoor adventure in Kitty Hawk, NC, proved to be a real treat for four Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter members in May 2014.

Date: 6/17/2014


Jeep Rebuild Project to Benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America
Learn more about a custom Jeep being built in Arizona with proceeds benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 6/12/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Encourages Revisions to Veterans Access to Care Act

Paralyzed Veterans of America sent letter to the leadership of both the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and the House Veterans Affairs Committee on June 12, 2014, in regards to the "Veterans Access to Care Act."

Date: 6/12/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Celebrates a National Emblem: Flag Day — June 14
Learn about the history of Flag Day. Share your American flag photos with Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 6/11/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open Raises Funds for Veterans’ Employment Program
Learn more about the 7th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open, which raises funds for the Paralyzed Veterans of America employment program Operation PAVE. Date: 6/9/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Calls for Senate Action on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty (CRPD)
Paralyzed Veterans of America call for ratification by the US of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Treaty following a recent Supreme Court ruling. Date: 6/6/2014


While a Good First Step, Critical Questions Remain Unanswered in Bipartisan Bill on VA Health Care
Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Homer Townsend released the following statement  regarding the June 5, 2014, announced McCain-Sanders bill addressing the VA health care system. Date: 6/6/2014


Operation PAVE Leadership Council Meets, Discusses Plans and Partnerships
On May 16, 2014, the Operation PAVE Leadership Council had its first meeting. Operation PAVE is a vocational rehabilitation program providing one-on-one career counseling and assistance to veterans and their families. Date: 6/3/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Statement on New ‘Veterans Choice Act’
Read the statement from Paralyzed Veterans of America regarding the "Veterans Choice Act" introduced June 3, 2014, by Senators John McCain, Richard Burr, Tom Coburn, and Jeff Flake. Date: 6/3/2014


#lovethecarbusiness Celebrates Paralyzed Veterans of America and Pennzoil for Bringing Mobility Back to Paralyzed Veterans
This new #lovethecarbusiness video highlights Paralyzed Veterans of America member Hank Ebert and the partnership between Paralyzed Veterans and Pennzoil that allowed Hank to get a new retrofitted Toyota Sienna van. Date: 5/30/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Offers Support to Secure Solutions Within VA
Read the statement released from Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Homer Townsend on May 30, 2014, regarding the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Date: 5/30/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Calls for Fully Independent Investigation of Entire VA Health Care System
In light of the information released in the Interim Report of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General released on May 28, 2014, Paralyzed Veterans of America calls for a fully independent investigation of the entire VA Health Care System. Date: 5/29/2014


Award-Winning Veterans Employment Program Operation PAVE Opens its Doors in Chicago
Paralyzed Veterans of America's employment assistance program for veterans, Operation PAVE, officially opened its new Chicago office on May 28, 2014. Date: 5/28/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Response to Senator Burr's May 23, 2014, Open Letter to All Veterans
Read Paralyzed Veterans of America's response to Senator Richard Burr's open letter to all veterans from May 23, 2014. Date: 5/25/2014


Penske Truck Rental Extends Support of Paralyzed Veterans of America
Penske Truck Rental's #OneWay4PVA's campaign for Paralyzed Veterans of America has been extended for a second year. Date: 5/23/2014


Five Wheelchair-Friendly U.S. Cities
Based on feedback from Paralyzed Veterans of America members, learn what makes these five cities wheelchair friendly. Date: 5/21/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds New Online Guides for Accessible Design
Learn more about the new online guides revealed recently by the United States Access Board and how Paralyzed Veterans of America can help veterans and businesses with accessible design standards. Date: 5/19/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Member Dr. Rory Cooper Wins Prestigious Viscardi Award
May 5, 2014, Army veteran and founder/senior researcher at the Human Engineering Research Labs (HERL) at the University of Pittsburgh Dr. Rory Cooper received the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award for his extraordinary contributions to the disability community. Date: 5/16/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Testifies at Hearing on State of VA Health Care
Learn more about the state of veterans health care and Paralyzed Veterans of America's testimony on May 15, 2014, before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on this topic. Date: 5/15/2014


National Service Officer Spotlight on Heather Cherniack: How Can We Help?
Read about Paralyzed Veterans of America National Service Officer Heather Cherniak and her service to our nation's disabled veterans and all veterans. Date: 5/13/2014


Paralyzed Veterans’ Architects Consult on Accessible Design for New Minnesota Vikings Stadium
Paralyzed Veterans of America's Architecture Department is consulting on the NFL Minnesota Vikings' new stadium in regards to accessible design and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensuring plenty of wheelchair-accessible seating. Date: 5/12/2014


Visiting Delegation Sees How Richmond PAVE Office Eases Veterans’ Transition
Wife of Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, USMC, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lisa Battaglia, visited the Richmond office of Operation PAVE as well as Date: 5/9/2014


Bass Fishing an ‘Equalizer’ for Paralyzed Marine Corps Reserve Veteran Tony Choe
Adaptive sports provided an opportunity for Marine Corps Reserve veteran Tony Choe to find hope and move forward after his spinal cord injury. Date: 5/6/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Encouraged by New Spinal Cord Injury Research Breakthrough
Paralyzed Veterans of America's Research and Education Director Maureen Simonson addresses new research for those with spinal cord injury using epidural stimulator  reported on by the medical journal Brain in April 2014. Date: 5/6/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Sponsors Air Rifle Tournament With Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion
Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Wounded Warrior Battalion provided an adaptive sports opportunity in the form of air rifles/air pistols for veterans and newly injured active duty service members at Camp Pendleton, CA, in April 2014. Date: 5/6/2014


May is ALS Awareness Month: Paralyzed Veterans of America Continues its Advocacy and Assistance for Veterans With ALS
May is ALS Awareness Month. Paralyzed Veterans of America has a group of members who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and our national service officers assists those veterans with ALS with their benefits and provides education about ALS. Date: 5/5/2014


Study Spotlights Unique Challenges of Military Caregivers
The RAND Corporation and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation released a study on military caregivers, a topic that is important to Paralyzed Veterans of America veterans. Date: 5/5/2014


2014 Video: Learn More About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Watch how Paralyzed Veterans of America assists veterans with things like disability resources, job placements, vocational services and much more! Date: 5/1/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Joins San Diego VAMC to Mark 25 Years of Spinal Cord Injury Care
Paralyzed Veterans of America celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the San Diego VA Medical Center on Friday, April 25, 2014, along with local VA staff. Date: 4/30/2014


Cal-Diego Chapter Visits Special Needs Children During Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month
Paralyzed Veterans of America's Cal-Diego chapter visited the California Avenue School, an inclusive school for children with special needs, during Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month. Date: 4/29/2014


Veteran-Owned Clothing Company Oscar Mike Launches May Campaign to Benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America
Apparel company Oscar Mike will donate $10 from each item sold in May 2014 to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 4/29/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Inaugural Partner Conference
Paralyzed Veterans of America held its first Partners Conference April 23, 2014, bringing together government partners, , vendors, and staff to discuss how Paralyzed Veteraens assists veterans in securing health care, veterans benefits they have earned, and jobs. Date: 4/28/2014


Greenbrier Classic: Paralyzed Veterans of America Selected as a “Badges for Charity” Benefactors
When purchasing your tickets for the Greenbrier Classic, select Paralyzed Veterans of America as your charity of choice from the “Badges for Charity” benefactors, and Paralyzed Veterans will receive 30% of your ticket price. Date: 4/25/2014


Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America Hosts Nationally Sanctioned Wheelchair Billiards Tournament for 11th Consecutive Year
Read more about the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America serving as hosts of its annual 9-Ball tournament as part of the PVA/NWPA National Wheelchair Tournament Series. Date: 4/25/2014


Operation PAVE Helped Colton Cory to Move Forward with Employment, Mentoring Others
Read the story of Paralyzed Veterans of America member Colton Cory and how Operation PAVE has helped him with finding a job and putting his life back together after a spinal cord injury. Date: 4/25/2014


Statement from Bill Lawson, National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Regarding the Deaths at the VA Hospital in Phoenix
Read the statement from Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Bill Lawson regarding the deaths of veterans awaiting care at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix. Date: 4/24/2014


Ryan Lindstrom Is Moving Forward with Family, Adaptive Sports, and Paralyzed Veterans of America
Read the inspiring story of Paralyzed Veterans of America member Ryan Lindstrom. Date: 4/18/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Celebrates a Third Year of Joining Forces at the White House
Read more about Paralyzed Veterans of America's involvement in the Joining Forces third year celebration and the focus on military and veteran caregivers. Date: 4/17/2014


National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Dick Brown
Learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America volunteer Dick Brown and his dedication to adaptive sports and disabled veterans. Date: 4/11/2014


National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Kathleen Hession
Read about Kathleen Hession, a 17-year volunteer for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which are co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 4/11/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team Earn Top Finishes in Redlands Classic
Read about the successes of the disabled veterans who comprise the Paralyzed Veterans Racing team and competed at the 2014 Redlands Classic. Date: 4/11/2014


Call for Entries: Paralyzed Veterans of America’s “Barrier-Free America Award”

Make a nomination today for the 2014 Barrier-Free America Award presented by Paralyzed Veterans of America's Architecture Department.

Date: 4/10/2014


National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Barbara Holmes
Read how volunteer Barbara Holmes continues to serve disabled veterans through the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 4/10/2014


Show Veterans and Servicemembers They Matter
Learn more about the Veterans Crisis Line and how we can help support veterans and service members. Date: 4/10/2014


National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Neal Lazarus
Read about Neal Lazarus, a volunteer for the Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour, just one of the several adaptive sports programs offered by Paralyzed Veterans. Date: 4/9/2014


Navy Veteran Tina Leet Sets Paralympic Goals for Handcycling, Mono Skiing
Paralyzed Veterans of America member Tina Leet has used adaptive sports as a way to transition to a civilian lifestyle after a career in the Navy. Date: 4/8/2014


Volunteers' Service Recognized by Paralyzed Veterans During National Volunteer Week
Paralyzed Veterans of America recognizes and honors their volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Date: 4/4/2014


Contractors Advised to Reach Out to Operation PAVE to Boost Hiring of Disabled Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America's Operation PAVE can help federal contractors and subcontractors understand the new Department of Labor rules in regards to hiring veterans and all people with disabilities. Date: 4/2/2014


April is Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month
April 2014 is designated as Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month. Date: 3/31/2014


Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Designated by Senate for March 30
Paralyzed Veterans of America recognizes March 30th as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as designated by a 2011 Senate resolution. Date: 3/25/2014


Veterans With ALS Now Automatically Approved for VA Housing Modification Grants
Veterans diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are now automatically approved for specially adapted housing grants. Date: 3/24/2014


Rory Cooper Leads HERL in Life-Changing Research for People with Disabilities
Dr. Rory Cooper is the authority on wheeled mobility. Read his inspiring story about helping the disabled improve quality of life through increased mobility. Date: 3/21/2014


Navy Veteran Dwayne Scheuneman's 'Game On' Attitude Carries Him Through Life
Dwayne Scheuneman is a Navy Veteran who suffered a horrible spinal cord accident. Read how he overcame his adversity and created Revolutions Dance wheelchair dancing. Date: 3/14/2014


Paralyzed Veteran Sam Bell Keeps Moving Forward With Wheelchair Self Defense Program
Marine Corps veteran Sam Bell shares his story, including how he is overcoming a spinal cord injury through wheelchair self defense and martial arts. Date: 3/13/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Testifies Before Congress Urging Sufficient and Timely Funding for VA Programs
Learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America's testimony before a joint Senate/House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on March 12, 2014. Date: 3/12/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Calls for Renewed Focus on VA Disability Appeals Process
Sherman Gillums, Jr., associate executive director of veterans benefits for Paralyzed Veterans of America, discusses the current state of the veterans benefits backlog. Date: 3/10/2014


Army Veteran Alfredo De Los Santos Finds Healing Through Handcycling
Learn more about Army veteran Alfredo De Los Santos and how Paralyzed Veterans of America, specifically the Paralyzed Veterans Racing team, has helped him move forward after his injury in Afghanistan. Date: 3/7/2014


Dr. Ken Lee Has Made Giving Back to Disabled Veterans His Mission
Learn more about Dr. Ken Lee's journey that has led him to a life of service to veterans with disabilities. Date: 3/5/2014


Veterans Groups, Including Paralyzed Veterans, Urge Congress to Strengthen VA Budget

After reviewing President Barack Obama's budget for FY 2015, four veterans service organizations, including Paralyzed Veterans of America, are expressing concern for the part of the budget addressing care for veterans at VA medical centers nationwide.

Date: 3/5/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Recognizes Women’s History Month
Learn more about National Vice President of Paralyzed Veterans of America Tamara Lawter and her role on the Executive Council in regards to veterans issues affecting women. Date: 3/4/2014


MS Awareness Week March 3-9, 2014
Paralyzed Veterans of America joins with the National MS Society to recognize National MS Week March 2-9, 2014. Date: 3/3/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski as Partner in Wheels Helping Warriors Program
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski will serve as a spokesman for Paralyzed Veterans of America's Wheels Helping Warriors vehicle donation program. Date: 3/1/2014


Statement from Paralyzed Veterans of America on Defeat of Veterans Omnibus Bill, S. 1982
Read Paralyzed Veterans of America's response to the Congressional defeat of the "Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Pay Restoration Act," S. 1982. Date: 2/27/2014


Aquatics and Robotics: Unique Exercise Options for Individuals with Spinal Cord Dysfunction
"AQUATICS AND ROBOTICS - Unique Exercise Options for Individuals with Spinal Cord Dysfunction" will be held April 4-5, 2014, funded by a grant provided by Paralyzed Veterans of America's Education Foundation. Date: 2/26/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds New SCI Unit at St. Louis John Cochran VAMC
St. Louis VA Medical Center opened a six-bed spinal cord injury (SCI) unit at the St. Louis John Cochran VAMC in February 2014, which greatly affects Paralyzed Veterans of America members in a positive way. Date: 2/26/2014


Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Strategies for Physical and Occupational Therapists
Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Strategies for Physical and Occupational Therapists will be presented Friday, April 4, 2014, funded by a grant provided by Paralyzed Veterans of America's Education Foundation. Date: 2/26/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Mourns the Loss of National Vice President David Fowler
Paralyzed Veterans of America National Vice President David Fowler passed away on February 18, 2014. Date: 2/21/2014


Social Security Disability Changes for Veterans Applauded by Paralyzed Veterans of America

On February 19, 2014, the Social Security Administration unveiled a new process for expediting veterans disability claims with a VA disability compensation rating of 100 percent Permanent and Total.

Date: 2/21/2014


Wheelchair Lacrosse Clinic Coming to Las Vegas in May
Wheelchair Lacrossee USA and Paralyzed Veterans of America hope to expand wheelchair lacrosse opportunities across the United States for people with disabilities. Date: 2/20/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Elects New Leadership at 68th Annual Convention
The Executive Committee of Paralyzed Veterans of America for fiscal year 2015 was elected at the 68th National Convention. Date: 2/19/2014


Twenty Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team Members Gather for Winter Training Camp
The Winter Invitational Training Camp was held February 2014 for Paralyzed Veterans Racing team members to assist with their handcycle training. Date: 2/18/2014


Former Paralyzed Veterans National President Randy Pleva Sr. Awarded Organization’s Highest Honor
Learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America's former national president and 2014 Speedy Award winner Randy Pleva. Date: 2/14/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Honors Ralph Braun Family Foundation President Bill Siebert
For his work as a veteran’s advocate, Bill Siebert, who is President of the Ralph Braun Family Foundation, was awarded the 2014 Speedy Award in the non-member category. Date: 2/14/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Kicks Off 68th Annual Convention in Orlando
Paralyzed Veterans of America kicked off its 68th Annual Convention in Orlando, FL, on February 12, 2014. Date: 2/12/2014


Veteran-Owned Service Dogs Eligible for Free Health Insurance Under New VA Contract
Learn more about free health insurance coverage for service dogs under a new contract at the Department of Veterans Affairs of VA-enrolled veterans. Date: 2/11/2014


Paralyzed Army Veteran Kurt Glass Finds Hope Through Hunting, Fishing
Learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America member Kurt Glass and his involvement in Paralyzed Veterans' adaptive sports programs. Date: 2/10/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Requests Your Support for Amendment to S. 1982, “Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014"
Paralyzed Veterans of America requests of members and veterans their support for amendment to Senate bill 1982, “Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014." Date: 2/10/2014


Reach Out and Say Thanks During VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients Week
February 9-15, 2014, is the Department of Veterans Affairs' "National Salute to Patients" week. Date: 2/10/2014


Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans Partners With City of Richmond to Coordinate Emergency Planning
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter takes proactive steps to assist its members in the event of emergency by being involved in planning with the City of Richmond and the Virginia Department of Health. Date: 2/7/2014


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Kicks Off 2014 Season at Melbourne Marathon
Paralyzed Veterans of America's handcycle racing team participated in and did well at the 2014 Melbourne Marathon in Melbourne, Florida. Date: 2/5/2014


VA, Pentagon Launch Online Complaint Portal to Protect Veterans from GI Bill Abuse
There is now an online complaint system for issues veterans encounter with the GI Bill. Date: 2/5/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Joins Senate Veterans Committee Chair Sanders and other VSOs in Support of Veterans Legislation, S. 1982
Learn more about  Paralyzed Veterans of America's support for Senate bill 982 (previously S. 1950), the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefit and Military Restoration Act of 2014. Date: 2/4/2014


Veterans Organizations Urge $72.9 Billion Investment in Veterans’ Health Care and Benefits
AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) release The Independent Budget for 2015, addressing the Department of Veterans of Affairs budget issues. Date: 2/4/2014


African American History Month: How Far Have We Come?
February is African American History Month, and Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on the "right side of history" in regards to civil rights for some time. Date: 2/3/2014


Washington, DC, to Host Largest Disability Film Festival Feb. 6-13, 2014
The ReelAbilities Film Festival stops in Washington, DC, February 6-13, 2014, presenting films by and about people with disabilities to promote awareness of people with different disabilities. Date: 2/3/2014


#LoveYourVeteran: February 2014
Show love for your veterans this Valentine's Day! Use the hashtag #loveyourveteran and share photos, stories, and more about our veterans in social media. Date: 2/1/2014


February 4, 2014: ADA Live! - Service Animals
Monthly radio show "ADA Live!" hosts a monthly radio show, and the February 2014 topic is service animals. Date: 1/31/2014


Everyone Has Their Mountain They Climb featuring Ryan Lindstrom
Learn how adaptive sports have moved Paralyzed Veterans of America member Ryan Lindstrom. Date: 1/30/2014


Nine Paralyzed Veterans of America Members Hit Big Bear Resort Slopes for Adaptive Skiing
January 2014, nine members of the California chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America became adaptive skiiers at Big Bear Resort with help from the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center. Date: 1/29/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Joins DC VAMC for Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down
Paralyzed Veterans of America joined with other veterans service organizations to participate in the Washington, DC, stand down event to end homelessness January 25, 2014. Date: 1/28/2014


Six Paralyzed Veterans of America Members Named to 2014 U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team
Among the 36 members of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Cycling team named early in January, six are Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing Team members and/or members of the organization. Date: 1/22/2014


Urgent Support Needed for S. 1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits & Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014
Paralyzed Veterans of America urges all to contact their senators to support senate bill 1950, the “Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014." Date: 1/22/2014


Freightliner Cascadia Tractor Raises $70,000 for Paralyzed Veterans at Barrett-Jackson Auction
The Freightliner Cascadia tractor generously donated by Freightliner to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson on January 19, 2014, was sold for $70,000. All proceeds benefits Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 1/20/2014


Veterans and spouses can get free job counseling in DC January 24th
"Giving Back to Veterans" is an event that will be held January 24, 2014, in Washington DC. Veterans and their spouses can receive free job counseling during the event. Date: 1/17/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Unveils New Logo, Retires Historic ‘Speedy’ logo
Paralyzed Veterans of America has unveiled a new logo for the organization. Date: 1/15/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Opposes VA Disability Filing Changes
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) on Oct. 31, 2013, published proposed regulations in the Federal Register that Paralyzed Veterans of America opposes requiring all veterans seeking disability compensation to use only a standard form when initiating their claim as this puts elderly, hospitalized and severely disabled veterans at a disadvantage. Date: 1/14/2014


Paralyzed Veterans of America Outlines Priorities for Remainder of 113th Congress
Paralyzed Veterans of America shares a summary of legislative priorities for the second session of the 113th Congress. Date: 1/14/2014


Recreational Therapist Tom McCarthy Retires After 47 Years of Serving Vets at Palo Alto VA

A recreational therapist at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center, Tom McCarthy made a 47-year career out of serving veterans, especially those with spinal cord injury.

Date: 1/13/2014


Studies Show Link Between Adaptive Sports and Employment
A study from the group Disabled Sports USA confirms what Paralyzed Veterans of America members have known for a while: that sports is a great entryway for people with disabilities to get back into life after their spinal cord injury or disease diagnosis. Date: 1/10/2014


Adaptive Sports Help Air Force Veteran Debra Freed Conquer Cancer and Depression
Paralyzed Veterans of America member Debra Freed credits the sports programs from Paralyzed Veterans for saving her life. She is now very involved with the New England Paralyzed Veterans chapter as well. Date: 1/9/2014


Penske Truck Rental Donation Brightens Holidays for Paralyzed Veterans of America

Penske Truck Rental has made a generous holiday donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America in support of the Mission:ABLE campaign.

Date: 12/23/2013


National Office Employees from Paralyzed Veterans Donate to Annual Toys for Tots Drive
Paralyzed Veterans of America's national office employees participated for the 10th year in a toy and donation drive for Toys for Tots during the 2013 holiday season. Date: 12/20/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Disappointed in Bipartisan Budget Deal’s Targeting of Military Retirees
Paralyzed Veterans of America weighs in on the impact the 2013 Congressional budget agreement has on veterans and cost-of-living adjustments (COLA). Date: 12/19/2013


Compendium of Disability Statistics Released

The Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics was released in December 2013 with interesting information specifically about veterans with disabilities.

Date: 12/18/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Joins Comcast-NBC Universal for Lone Survivor Screening
Paralyzed Veterans of America representatives were invited to attending the Washington, DC, screening of the movie Lone Survivor on December 11, 2013. Date: 12/18/2013


Penske Truck Rental Hosts Paralyzed Veterans of America for 2013 Army-Navy Game
Penske Truck Rental hosted members of Paralyzed Veterans of America for the annual Army-Navy game in Philadelphia. Date: 12/17/2013


AXS Map Tool Allows Users to Rate Businesses on Accessibility
Jason DaSilva has created "AXS Map," which is a crowdsourcing tool enabling individuals to rate public spaces and businesses based on their accessible design. Date: 12/16/2013


Researchers Seek Combat-Injured Families to Participate in Study on Family Resilience

 

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is conducting a new research study evaluating the impact of combat injuries on family members.

Date: 12/11/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds 1.5 Percent COLA Increase for Disabled Veterans
Veterans receiving disability compensation and pension benefits will receive a cost of living adjustment (COLA) on January 1, 2014. Date: 12/9/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Launches National Vehicle Donation Program
Paralyzed Veterans of America announces their new national vehicle donation program called "Wheels Helping Warriors." Date: 12/9/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Former Secretary & World War II Veteran Rigo Remembers Pearl Harbor

Paralyzed Veterans of America member and former executive committee member Frank Rigo shares his personal memories from December 7, 1941, and his serve to our nation.

Date: 12/6/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Testifies on Improving VA Adjudication of Complex Disability Claims

On December 4, 2013, Sherman Gillums, Jr. from Paralyzed Veterans of America testified on the improvements that could be made to the VA adjudication of complex disability claims.

Date: 12/6/2013


Army Veteran RJ Anderson Sets Paralympic Goals for Trapshooting
Roosevelt “RJ” Anderson shares how Paralyzed Veterans of America's adaptive sports have helped him transition to a life after his spinal cord injury. Date: 12/3/2013


Support Paralyzed Veterans of America Through #GivingTuesday on December 3rd
Paralyzed Veterans of America participates in #GivingTuesday, a day to encourage charitable giving during the holidays, for the second year. Date: 12/3/2013


An Inclusive Society for All: December 3 Marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is December 3. The UN Assembly established the day to promote awareness of disability issues. Date: 12/2/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America & NCD Begin Series of Briefings on Reducing the VA Claims Backlog
Paralyzed Veterans of America and the National Council on Disabilities began a series of briefings on November 26, 2013, on the report: "Review/Clearing the Backlog and Facilitating Benefits for America’s Veterans." Date: 11/27/2013


Boston National Service Officer: A Veteran Committed to Serving Veterans
Joe Badzmierowski, Eastern Region director and senior benefits advocate for Paralyzed Veterans of America, has been serving veterans in the Boston area for over 17 years. Date: 11/22/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Reflects on Military Service of President John F. Kennedy on 50th Anniversary of Assassination
Paralyzed Veterans of America salutes the military service and ultimate sacrifice of our 35th President, John F. Kennedy. He received our "Speedy Award" posthumously in 1965. Date: 11/21/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Ratification of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Paralyzed Veterans of America issues a statement in support of the ratification of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the Senate.
Date: 11/21/2013


Paralyzed Veterans' Oregon Chapter Pushes to Make Portland War Memorial Accessible
The Portland Commission on Disability and the Paralyzed Veterans of America Oregon chapter work together to make a World War II Memorial accessible for all. Date: 11/21/2013


'G.I.V.E.’ Back to Paralyzed Veterans This Holiday Season
Paralyzed Veterans of America's G.I.V.E. Clothing Donation Program is now accepting donations and has expanded to 13 cities. Date: 11/20/2013


FootStomp.com Launches Social Network for Adaptive Sports Athletes
Footstomp.com is a new social network for veteran athletes, family members, coaches and advocates to reconnect with friends made at camps and clinics, download pictures and videos of events and share event information. Date: 11/19/2013


NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Visits Bristol, VA, Food City Store Supporting Mission: ABLE
NASCAR legend Richard Petty stopped by a Food City location on November 14, 2013, to thank them for their generous donations to Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission: ABLE program. Date: 11/18/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Continues to Urge Senators to Ratify CRPD Treaty
Paralyzed Veterans of America supports the ratification of the ratifying the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and provides and update on its progress in the U.S. Senate. Date: 11/15/2013


Disabled Veterans Gather in Missouri Ozarks for New Outdoor Adventure Program
There is a new new Veteran Outdoor Adventures program run via the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center in St. Louis. 20 paralyzed veterans, including two of Paralyzed Veterans of America's Executive Committee, attended the first session of this program. Date: 11/14/2013


National Service Officer Stephen Bush: Going Above and Beyond to Assist Veterans
Stephen Bush is a Paralyzed Veterans of America National Service Officer, member, and Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team member, always placing service to others first. Date: 11/13/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Operation PAVE Program Honored By U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program
Operation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment), Paralyzed Veterans of America's employment assistance program for veterans, has been awarded the 2013 Don Weber Wounded Warrior Employment Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes organization. Date: 11/13/2013


2013 Veterans Day: Let’s Keep Our Promise to Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America asks Americans to honor veterans on Veterans Day. Date: 11/11/2013


Students from Illinois and Washington Win 2013 Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans Day National Poster and Essay Contest
Winners of the 2013 Paralyzed Veterans of America's Poster and Essay Contest are announced. Date: 11/10/2013


Operation PAVE Among Three Finalists for Hiring Our Heroes Award
Paralyzed Veterans of America has been named a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes  Don Weber Wounded Warrior Employment Award. Date: 11/8/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Joins Disability Advocates in Capitol Hill Briefing Highlighting ADA's Importance to Disabled Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America member Ken Holman speaks at the CCD Capitol Hill briefing Nov, 4, 2013 about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the workplace for veterans with disabilities. Date: 11/6/2013


Paralyzed Veterans and Yale University Celebrate 25 Years of Spinal Cord Research
Yale University and Paralyzed Veterans of America celebrated 25 years of partnership in spinal cord injury and disease research with an all-day symposium on October 30, 2013.
Date: 11/1/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Honors Caregivers During National Family Caregivers Month
Paralyzed Veterans of America honors the caregivers who assist in the caring for of our veterans during National Family Caregivers Month. Date: 11/1/2013


Handcycling Helps Paralyzed Army Veteran Tammy Landeen Live a Positive, Active Life
Paralyzed Veterans of America member Tammy Landeen shares how adaptive sports have enriched her life. Date: 10/31/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Calls for Advance Appropriations for all VA Services
Paralyzed Veterans of America joined other veterans service organizations as well as representatives from Congress to rally for advanced appropriations for all VA programs, protecting their benefits from further government shutdowns. Date: 10/30/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team Participates in Army Ten-Miler and Marine Corps Marathon
Paralyzed Veterans of America's Racing Team competed in the handcycling division of both the Army Ten-Miler and the Marine Corps Marathon in October 2013. Date: 10/29/2013


Team Raises $11,600 for Paralyzed Veterans of America in Kentucky Bourbon Chase Relay
The Bullion 2 Bourbon team from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, competed in The Bourbon Chase October 18-19, 2013, and raised over $11,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 10/28/2013


AM570 Fox Sports Los Angeles to Host Radiothon & Online Auction Benefitting Paralyzed Veterans
KLAC Fox Sports in Los Angeles will host its sixth annual radiothon to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Date: 10/25/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Joins Call to Ensure Advance Funding for VA Benefits
Even thought the October 2013 government shutdown is over, veterans groups including Paralyzed Veterans of America, continue to work to ensure services for veterans are not impacted again by our nation's politics. Date: 10/25/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Member Takes Life-Changing Scuba Trip to Cozumel
Paralyzed Veterans of America member Joey Avellone participated in an adaptive scuba trip in Cozumel, Mexico, via a diving group run through the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. Date: 10/23/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Teams Up with AmeriCorps and Points of Light to Expand Reach of Operation PAVE
AmeriCorps and the Points of Light Foundation is now assisting Operation PAVE expand outreach to and engagement of veterans who need assistance finding employment. Date: 10/21/2013


Ryals and DaVault Earn Top Honors in 2013 Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour
Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour announces 2013 winners in the open and bank competitions. Date: 10/18/2013


Paralyzed Veteran Twila Adams Turns to Tennis, Trapshooting to Live an Active Life
Read about Paralyzed Veterans of America member Twila Adams and her love for adaptive sports that developed via Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 10/16/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Continues to Serve Veterans Amidst Government Shutdown
Service to our nation's veterans continues via Paralyzed Veterans of America's national service officers amidst the government shutdown. Date: 10/16/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America on the Government Shutdown and the Impact on Veterans with Disabilities
Paralyzed Veterans of America expresses grave concern about veterans, specifically veterans with severe disabilities, who will not receive Department of Veterans Affairs compensation or pension benefits if the government shutdown does not end soon. Date: 10/15/2013


Paralyzed Veterans' Gillums Appears on CNN to Discuss Government Shutdown's Affect on Veterans
Sherman Gillums, Jr., Associate Executive Director for Veterans Benefits at Paralyzed Veterans of America, appears on CNN October 10, 2013. Date: 10/15/2013


PENNZOIL® Drives Vehicle Donation for Paralyzed Veterans of America

On October 12, 2013, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Pennzoil donated three retrofitted vehicles to Paralyzed Veterans of America contest winners.

Date: 10/12/2013


SPIRE Institute Honored with Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Barrier-Free America Award
The SPIRE Institute received Paralyzed Veterans of America's Barrier-Free America Award in the 2013 American Gala October 2, 2013, in Washington, DC. Date: 10/11/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Recognizes Anniversary of Landmark Law that Ensures Equal Access for Disabled on Airplanes
The Air Carrier Access Act recently celebrated its 27th anniversary. Paralyzed Veterans of America was an important part of getting this law passed, giving equal access to all people with disabilities when it comes to air travel. Date: 10/9/2013


VA Secretary Shinseki Updates House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Government Shutdown Effects on Veterans Services
Paralyzed Veterans of America summarizes the House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on the government shudown's affect on veterans services. Date: 10/9/2013


Veterans and Survivors Receive Over $1 Billion in Benefits Through Paralyzed Veterans of America's Service Program in FY13
In fiscal year 2013, Paralyzed Veterans of America secured over one billion dollars in compensation, pension and survivor payments for our nation's veterans. Date: 10/9/2013


Veterans, Families to Benefit From Affordable Care Act Implementation
Paralyzed Veterans of America representatives explain how the Affordable Care Act affects veterans. Date: 10/8/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Honors Individuals and Organizations for their Contributions to Veterans with Disabilities at 2013 Gala
Honored October 2, 2013, at the 2013 Paralyzed Veterans' Americana Gala were Ben Affleck, Microsoft, Pennzoil, Al Mann, CVS Caremark, and The SPIRE Institute. Date: 10/4/2013


Veterans Service Organizations Call for Full Funding for VA Programs
Veterans Service Organizations AMVETS, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars have called on the Senate and House of Representatives to immediately give final approval to all veterans' legislation providing the full year’s FY 2014 appropriation.
Date: 10/3/2013


Because We Are All Equal to the Task: October Marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Paralyzed Veterans of America encourages employers to hire individuals with disabilities while observing October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Date: 10/1/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Newly Elected Executive Committee Takes Office
Paralyzed Veterans of America elected new organizational leadership for 2013-14 at their 67th Annual Convention this summer. Date: 10/1/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Awards Twenty College Students With Scholarships
Paralyzed Veterans of America has awarded 20 college students with $1,000 from their educational scholarship program. Date: 9/25/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Reacts to New Fall TV Shows Featuring Characters with Disabilities
Several TV shows in the new fall lineup, including "Ironside" and "The Michael J. Fox Show," feature individuals with disabilities. Paralyzed Veterans of America staff and members offer their thoughts on putting the TV spotlight on disability issues. Date: 9/24/2013


Ernie Butler Receives Richard Fuller Outstanding Government Relations Award
The Richard Fuller Outstanding Government Relations Award was presented to Paralyzed Veterans of America member Ernie Butler at the organization's 67th Annual Convention in August 2013. Date: 9/23/2013


Paralyzed Veterans’ Operation PAVE Continues as a Leader in Securing Federal Jobs for Disabled Veterans
A new report shows that nearly half of new workers hired in the federal government in 2012 were veterans, and Paralyzed Veterans of America's Operation PAVE helps to place veterans in those federal positions. Date: 9/20/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Observes POW/MIA Recognition Day: September 20th
Paralyzed Veterans of America honors and remembers those service members who are missing on September 20, 2013, National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day. Date: 9/19/2013


Speedy and Patriot Awards Presented at Paralyzed Veterans of America's 67th Convention
Date: 9/18/2013


Leidos Presents $25,000 to Benefit Paralyzed Veterans' Mission: ABLE as Part of the Washington Nationals’ Military Series
Paralyzed Veterans of America joined Leidos at the Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies baseball game on September 13, 2013. Leidos presented Paralyzed Veterans with the Spirit Award and a check for $25,000. Date: 9/16/2013


Three Paralyzed Veterans Members Jet Ski from Key West to New York City to Honor 9/11 and Raise Veteran Awareness
Three members of Paralyzed Veterans of America were a part of a larger team who arrived on jet skis in New York City on September 11, 2013, that concluded 1,600-mile trek from Key West, FL, to New York City as part of the Never Quit Challenge. Date: 9/12/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Cautiously Optimistic About New Rules to Boost Hiring of Veterans, People with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued two final rules that aim to improve hiring and employment prospects for veterans and people with disabilities. Paralyzed Veterans of America representatives offer their opinions on these rules.
Date: 9/9/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Looks Forward to Working With New Labor Leadership on Efforts to Expand Veterans Employment
Paralyzed Veterans of America's Sherman Gillums, Jr. was present at the White House for the swearing in of Thomas E. Perez as the new Department of Labor Secretary on September 4, 2013. Paralyzed Veterans of America looks forward to working with Secretary Perez and his team to expand employment opportunities for veterans. Date: 9/6/2013


Oklahoma Tornadoes Provide Valuable Lessons for Individuals With Disabilities During National Preparedness Month
Mid-America Chapter Director Dan Petersen shares his story of the Moore, OK, tornado that hit May 2013 for National Preparedness Month. Date: 9/5/2013


This Suicide Prevention Month, Show Veterans They Matter
Support veterans and look for signs of crisis during Suicide Prevention Month. Date: 9/3/2013


September Marks Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
September is recognized as Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. Date: 9/1/2013


Three Paralyzed Veterans of America Members Medal at Paralympic World Championships in Lyon, France

At the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, July 2013, three Paralyzed Veterans of America members earned medals.

Date: 8/30/2013


Paralyzed Veterans’ Annual Health Summit Brings Together Top Spinal Cord Injury Healthcare Professionals—August 27-29, 2013
Paralyzed Veterans of America is hosting its third annual Summit + EXPO, bringing together some of the top researchers and health professionals to share best practices and learn about the latest research, treatments and therapies in spinal cord injury/disease and multiple sclerosis (MS) health care. Date: 8/27/2013


Food City Customers Raise More Than $125,000 for Mission: ABLE
Paralyzed Veterans of America is grateful to Food City customers who showed their support for the Mission: ABLE program by donating funds at the checkout during July and August. Date: 8/23/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Former National President Joe Fox Has Achieved, Adapted & Overcome
Former National President for Paralyzed Veterans of America Joe Fox talks about the impact that adaptive sports have had on him since his spinal cord injury. Date: 8/22/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America to Host Third Annual Health Summit in Orlando
The Third Annual Summit + EXPO takes place August 27-29, 2013, in Orlando, Florida, and is hosted by Paralyzed Veterans of America. This educational meeting brings together great minds in the research of spinal cord injury and disease. Date: 8/20/2013


As Paralyzed Veterans' 67th Convention Closes, New Executive Committee Elected

A new executive committee was elected at Paralyzed Veterans of America's 67th Annual Convention held August 13-18, 2013, in Long Beach, California.

Date: 8/19/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Continues Push for Senate to Ratify CRPD Treaty
Paralyzed Veterans of America continues its support for the ratification of the Convention for the Rights of Persons With Disabilities during the 113th Congress. Date: 8/13/2013


New Law Eases Airport Screening Procedures for Disabled Veterans
On Friday, August 9, 2013, President Obama signed a bipartisan measure that makes permanent the TSA’s Wounded Warrior Screening Program, which offers sensitive screening of severely injured or disabled service members and veterans at airports in the US. Date: 8/12/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Holds 67th Annual Convention in Long Beach
Representatives from Paralyzed Veterans of America’s chapters nationwide conducts organization business throughout the week of August 13-17, 2013, in Long Beach, CA, at the 67th Annual Convention. Date: 8/12/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Supports National Governors Association’s Efforts to Boost Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

 

“Better Bottom Line – A Blueprint for Employing People with Disabilities," a National Governors Association initiative that calls on all states to take action for employment of people with disabilities, is supported by Paralyzed Veterans of America.

 

Date: 8/7/2013


2013 Air Rifle: Northwest Tournament
Date: 8/5/2013


Five Members of Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team to Compete in World Championships
Paralyzed Veterans Racing team members Will Groulx and Steven Peace will compete for the United States in the UCI Cycling Road World Championships from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2013. Date: 8/5/2013


Fort Knox Running Team Raises Funds for Paralyzed Veterans of America
The group 'Bullion to Bourbon' will raise money for Paralyzed Veterans of America during the Bourbon Chase in October 2013. Date: 8/2/2013


National Council on Disability to Release Paralyzed Veterans of America Research, Recommendations on VA Claims Backlog

The report, “Review/Clearing the Backlog and Facilitating Benefits for America’s Veterans,” will be released by the National Council on Disability in August 2013. This report was written by Paralyzed Veterans of America and examines the impact a backlog of VA claims is having on the lives of disabled veterans. 

Date: 7/30/2013


Adaptive Sports Help Paralyzed Veteran Geoff Hopkins Find Hope, Health, & a New Career
Paralyzed Veterans of America member Geoff Hopkins shares how adaptive sports have shaped his life after a motorcycle accident. Date: 7/29/2013


The National Veterans Wheelchair Games: An Outsider’s Perspective
Learn more about the National Veterans Wheelchair Games from an outsider's perspective. Date: 7/29/2013


Organization Offers Free Service Dogs for Veterans in Wounded Veterans Initiative
Tom Flynn from Canine Companions for Independence talks about their Wounded Veterans Initiative and how the program benefits veterans with disabilities. Date: 7/26/2013


Progress Made in 23rd Year of Americans with Disabilities Act, But More Work Remains
July 26, 2013 is the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which has made a huge difference for people with disabilities in the United States. Paralyzed Veterans of America helped to get the ADA enacted and continues to assist in breaking down barriers in regards to it. Date: 7/26/2013


UPS Awards Landmark Million Dollar Donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America offers its thanks to the UPS Foundation, who is donating $1 million in cash and in-kind support over the next three years to support Operation PAVE, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, and the annual Americana Gala.
Date: 7/24/2013


34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philly: Where Heroes Make History
Philadelphia, PA, will host the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in 2014. Date: 7/19/2013


Female Veteran Participation at National Veterans Wheelchair Games Grows
Learn more about the women participating in the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa, FL. Date: 7/18/2013


Navy Veteran Continues Life of Success at National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Mike Savicki is the recipient of the the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games’ Spirit of the Games Award. Date: 7/18/2013


The National Veterans Wheelchair Games Is an Event for All Ages
Read about our youngest veteran participant, Matt Kleemann, and the oldest, Doris Merrill, at the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa. Date: 7/18/2013


UPS Delivers for the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games
UPS has been a long-time sponsor of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, and Paralyzed Veterans of America thanks them for their commitment to adaptive sports. Date: 7/18/2013


Coaching—in the Nontraditional Sense—at the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Coaching is more than meets the eye at the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa, Florida. Date: 7/17/2013


Invacare Helps Make the National Veterans Wheelchair Games Possible

Learn more about Invacare's long-time commitment to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

 

Date: 7/17/2013


Mason Symons at the 33rd NVWG: What a Difference a Year Makes
A year after his first National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Mason Symons is moving onward and upward in his quest to play quad rugby, or "murderball," for the US Paralympic team. Date: 7/17/2013


33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Tampa Tandem Forms Brotherhood
Read about Tampa Paralyzed Veterans of America members Stephen Bush and Sam Bell participating in the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Date: 7/16/2013


Dr. Ken Lee and Staff Take Care of Vets at the 33rd NVWG
Learn more about Dr. Ken Lee, Medical Director of the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games, and Kids Day emcee. Date: 7/16/2013


Smiles Abound at 2013 Kids Day in Tampa
Learn more about Kids Day at the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa, Florida. Date: 7/16/2013


Novices Settle into the 2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Three first-time veteran participants share their stories at the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa. Date: 7/15/2013


Volunteering for Vets at the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Find a person in a white T-shirt at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, and you are likely to find someone eager to help you! Volunteers are a vital part of the NVWG.

Date: 7/15/2013


The 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa Begin!
Local Tampa officials kick off the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Date: 7/14/2013


33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games Welcomes Tennis and Water Skiing as Exhibition Sports
Learn more about the exhibition sports available at the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa. Date: 7/13/2013


New Operation PAVE Tampa Office Will Help Veterans Find New Careers

July 12, 2013, Paralyzed Veterans of America opened a new Operation PAVE office in Tampa, Florida. Operation PAVE provides vocational services for veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Date: 7/12/2013


2013 National Veterans Wheelchair Games Expo to Feature More than 75 Exhibitors
Learn more about the 2013 Disabled Sports, Recreation and Fitness Exposition on July 13, 2013, the kick off for the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Date: 7/11/2013


Hertz Supports Paralyzed Veterans of America Through the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic and Hertz for Heroes Campaign
Rental car company Hertz donated funds to Paralyzed Veterans of America at the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic as part of their Hertz for Heroes campaign. Date: 7/11/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Expands Awareness on Disabled Veterans’ Issues for Tampa Through Hosting the NVWG
For the Florida Gulf Coast chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America, their hard work pays off as they host the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Date: 7/11/2013


Economics for Tampa Hosting the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Read about the economic impact on Tampa, Florida, from hosting the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in July 2013. Date: 7/10/2013


Seize the Day in Tampa Bay: National Veterans Wheelchair Games Kick Off July 13, 2013

Disabled veterans, as well as their families and friends, will travel from across the United States to Tampa July 13-18, 2013, for the 33rd annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Date: 7/9/2013


SPORTS ‘N SPOKES Teams Up With UroMed & Wheel:Life for Get Out, Enjoy Life Event
Read more about SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, UroMed’s nonprofit program Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI), and Wheel:Life's contest to encourage people with disabilities to “Get Out & Enjoy Life This Summer”. Date: 7/9/2013


Join Us for a #VetsJobsChat on Employment Resources for Disabled Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America will participate in a Department of Labor Twitter chat on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 2-3 PM EST, addressing veterans with disabilities and employers who would like to hire them. Date: 7/8/2013


Hertz to Support Paralyzed Veterans at the PGA TOUR’s Greenbrier Classic July 1-7, 2013
As part of their Hertz for Heroes program, Hertz will be making a donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America at the PGA TOUR's Greenbrier Classic. Date: 7/2/2013


Official Opening of Operation PAVE Office in Tampa, Florida, Scheduled for July 12
Paralyzed Veterans of America will officially open their Operation PAVE Tampa office on Friday, July 12, 2013. You are invited to attend! Date: 7/2/2013


Supreme Court Upholds Primacy of Federal Motor Voter Law in Arizona Voter Ruling
The Supreme Court on June 17, 2013,  ruled (7-2) in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA), Inc., that the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 pre-empts an Arizona voter registration law requiring proof of citizenship. Date: 6/25/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Encouraged by Progress on VA Claims Backlog

Paralyzed Veterans of America is pleased with the results from the provision rating pilot program in regards to the VA backlog of disability compensation claims. However, there is still more work to be done, and more resources are needed to decrease the backlog of claims.

Date: 6/21/2013


New VA Portal Enables Veterans to Submit Disability Claims Online, Choose VSO
There is a new system that allows veterans to submit their disability claims electronically. eBenefits allows a veteran to file a claim via their computer and to see and monitor the VA. Veterans can also select a veterans service organization like Paralyzed Veterans of America to represent them using eBenefits.  Date: 6/20/2013


Longtime Paralyzed Veterans Employee Blake Ortner Promoted to Brigadier General in Virginia National Guard
Blake Ortner, a long-time Paralyzed Veterans of America employee, received his first star in a promotion ceremony on Sunday, June 16, 2013, when he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Virginia National Guard Date: 6/19/2013


Michigan Paralyzed Veterans Chapter Creates Gas Pump Directory for Disabled Drivers

Michigan disabled drivers can go online to directory of gas stations that offer full services at the pump. Created by the Michigan chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Michigan Petroleum Association, www.thepumpguide.com is a free website listing more than 800 gas stations across Michigan offering full pump services to people with disabilities.

Date: 6/18/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Advocacy Leads to New VA Spinal Cord Injury Center in Syracuse

On Friday, June 14, 2013, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Syracuse VA Medical Center to unveil the 24th regional hub in the country for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients in the VA health system. Paralyzed Veterans of America contributed greatly to this project.

Date: 6/18/2013


June 21 -- Twitter Chat For Veterans with Disabilities: A Conversation with Paralyzed Veterans & Ticket to Work
Paralyzed Veterans of America and Social Security's Ticket to Work program will host a veterans employment Twitter chat on Friday, June 21, 2013. Date: 6/17/2013


More Than 100 Participate in the Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour Premier Event
The Capital Clash was held in early June for disabled veterans and supporters on the Potomac River. The Capital Clash is the premier event of Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Bass Tour. Date: 6/14/2013


Bass Pro Shops, Ardent Offer Discounts, Donations for Paralyzed Veterans Bass Tour’s Capital Clash
Bass Pro Shops and Ardent donate fishing gear to support disabled veterans at the Capital Clash Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tournament. Date: 6/11/2013


Adaptive Sports Helped Paralyzed Veteran Robert Satterwhite Get Back to an Active Lifestyle
After serving 21 years in the US Army, Robert Satterwhite had life-changing experience, which left him paralyzed. He used Paralyzed Veterans of America's adaptive sports programs to get back to an active lifestyle. Date: 6/5/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open Raises Funds for Veterans Employment Program
Over 250 veterans and leaders participated in the Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open on Monday, June 3, 2013, raising funds and awareness for Paralyzed Veterans of America's jobs program, Operation PAVE. Date: 6/4/2013


Bobbie Wesley: Former Military Spouse Now Caregiver For Her Veteran Husband with ALS
Former military spouse, Bobbie Wesley, shares her experience and challenges as a caregiver to her veteran husband, Glen, who is living with ALS. Date: 5/31/2013


Paralyzed Veterans' Racing Team to Compete in Three States First Weekend in June
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing Team will spread out and compete in three races the first weekend of June 2013. Date: 5/28/2013


Memorial Day: Let's Show Some Respect
Former Paralyzed Veterans of America National President Gene Crayton shares history of the Memorial Day holiday and asks us all to "take a little time to show respect and appreciation" for those currently serving, veterans, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Date: 5/23/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Donates to American Red Cross to Assist Oklahoma Tornado Victims

To assist those affected by recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, Paralyzed Veterans of America donated $5,000 to the local Red Cross in Oklahoma. National President Bill Lawson is from Woodward, OK.

Date: 5/23/2013


Richard Petty & “The King’s Cup” Go-Kart Event Raises $82,000 for Paralyzed Veterans
Winners from the 2013 King's Cup were the Quicken Loans Team & NASCAR Driver Corey Lajoie. NASCAR personalities and loyal sponsors helped to raise over $82,000 at this year's event. Date: 5/23/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Wraps Up 11th Adaptive Handcycling Clinic in Cleveland, Announces Four New Locations for 2014
Paralyzed Veterans of America held its 11th adaptive handcycling clinic for veterans May 16, 2013, in Cleveland, OH. Four more clinics are slated for 2014. Date: 5/21/2013


Stolen Spaces Highlights Disabled Parking Issues, Features MI Paralyzed Veterans Director
Mike Harris, executive director of the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America, is featured in a video from the Detroit Free Press about handicapped parking issues. Date: 5/20/2013


Armed Forces Day Is Every Day at Paralyzed Veterans of America
Every third Saturday in May is Armed Forces Day. Today and everyday, Paralyzed Veterans of America salutes our members of the military and veterans. Date: 5/18/2013


In Honor of ALS Awareness Month, Learn More About Paralyzed Veterans Members with ALS
Read the stories of Paralyzed Veterans of America members living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Date: 5/16/2013


A Veteran and Father Diagnosed with ALS – His Daughter’s Story
Cathy Jenkins from Paralyzed Veterans of America shares her family story of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Her father, veteran Clarence Jenkins, was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. Date: 5/14/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Voices Support for Bill to Expand Housing Adaptation Benefits to Disabled and Low-Income Veterans

 Paralyzed Veterans of America offers its support to the HAVEN Act (H.R. 385), new legislation that would provide grants to nonprofits to help low-income or disabled veterans make housing adaptations and repairs to their homes.

Date: 5/14/2013


VA Research Inspires: 2013 VA Research Week May 13-17
May 13-17 is the 2013 VA National Research Week, which is designed to acknowledge the achievements of VA researchers and their role in providing quality care for veterans and advancing medical science. Date: 5/13/2013


Lawmakers, Advocacy Groups Host Summit To Oppose Chained CPI Proposal Affecting Millions of Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America participated in a summit hosted by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Capitol Hill May 8, 2013, to note their opposition to a proposal reducing the federal deficit by cutting Social Security. This would negatively affect our nation's disabled veterans. Date: 5/10/2013


Penske Truck Rental Kicks-Off Paralyzed Veterans of America Fundraising Effort
Penske Truck Rental spotlights a new fundraising campaign to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE. For each rental customer who donates $1.00 to support Mission: ABLE when they rent a one-way truck between Memorial Day 2013 and Memorial Day 2014, Penske Truck Rental will match it. Date: 5/10/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Member Angela Madsen to Row Solo From California to Hawaii in Honor of Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America member Angela Madsen will row a solo ocean rowing boat in June 2013 in honor of our military, veterans and the fallen. Date: 5/7/2013


Mothers Day: Army Veteran and Paralyzed Veterans of America Member Christie Hill-Smith
Paralyzed Veterans of America member Christie Hill-Smith shares her story of service, injury, and parenting for Mothers Day. Date: 5/6/2013


In Honor of ALS Awareness Month, Learn More About Paralyzed Veterans Members with ALS
Read the stories of Paralyzed Veterans of America members living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Date: 5/3/2013


Comments from PAVE Veteran David Padilla at the White House Joining Forces Employment Event
David Padilla, a former Navy veteran and participant in Paralyzed Veterans of America's PAVE program, spoke at the White House on April 30, 2013, about veterans employment. Date: 5/1/2013


PAVE Graduate David Padilla Speaks at Joining Forces White House Event
PAVE veteran David Padilla is invited to The White House Joining Forces press conference on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, alongside President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, to make a significant employment announcement for veterans and military spouses. Date: 4/30/2013


VA Offers Home Grants for Veterans With Specific Service-Connected Disabilities
Representatives from Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Department of Veterans Affairs discuss the options available to disabled veterans who qualify for adaptive housing grants. Date: 4/26/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Cautiously Optimistic About VA Plan to Expedite Claims Processing

While Paralyzed Veterans of America is cautiously optimistic about recent action taken by the Veterans Administration to expedite veterans' disability claims, there are some reservations about taking efforts away from the growing VA backlog.

Date: 4/25/2013


Outstanding Service Honored at Paralyzed Veterans' National Service Officer Meeting
Paralyzed Veterans of America field staff work were honored at an awards ceremony held during the annual continuing education program for national service officers in Dallas, April 2013, for their outstanding work for our nation's disabled veterans. Date: 4/24/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Welcomes Back Presenting Sponsors to Fifth Annual King’s Cup
The King’s Cup will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Victory Lane Karting in Charlotte, NC. The event has raised over $500,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America. Richard Petty headlines the event and has rallied NASCAR drivers  Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Sam Hornish Jr., Ryan Blaney, Michael Annett, Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose and Max Gresham. Date: 4/17/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Teams Up With AirServ to Provide Airline Transfer Training
As a result of complications during airline travel for Paralyzed Veterans of America members in the past, Paralyzed Veterans teamed up with AirServ at the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport on April 15, 2013, for employee training, showing them how to assist with accessible travel. Date: 4/16/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Holds Annual Continuing Education Program for National Service Officers
Paralyzed Veterans of America will host an educational meeting for their  national service officers (NSOs) April 14-16, 2013. Representatives from the VA and Paralyzed Veterans' national office will attend and brief the NSOs on new and revised information for veterans. Date: 4/12/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Scores Big Wins in Redlands Classic
Paralyzed Veterans Racing team members competed in the Redlands Classic, April 2013, in California. Many members placed including a complete sweep in the H3 class with Paralyzed Veterans of America members winning the top three spots. Date: 4/12/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Has Helped to Change the World for People in Wheelchairs Says Long-Time Member

Read the story of Frank Rigo and how he has observed accessible design and architecture changes for individuals in wheelchairs due to the work of Paralyzed Veterans of America's Architecture Department and their implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

Date: 4/11/2013


Veterans Groups Say President’s FY14 Budget Falls Short
Leaders from AMVETS (American Veterans), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), have specific concerns with the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 and urge him to reconsider the recommendations of their joint document on veterans' spending, The Independent Budget. Date: 4/11/2013


National Call-in Day April 10 in Opposition to Chained CPI, Affecting Millions of Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America joins withthe National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare to flood members of Congress with phone calls to let them know that cuts to Social Security will have a deep impact on many Americans, especially disabled veterans and their families Date: 4/10/2013


Paralyzed Veterans' Accessible Design Work Spotlighted During National Architecture Week
During National Architecture Week event, we spotlight the positive contributions the Paralyzed Veterans of America Architecture Department has made to make spaces across the country more accessible for veterans and all Americans. Date: 4/8/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces Publication of its 2012 Annual Report
Paralyzed Veterans of America announced the publication of our 2012 Annual Report, which highlights the work our organization has done for veterans. Date: 4/4/2013


New VA Portal Enables Veterans Service Organizations to Submit and View Claims Online
The VA has created a new online process for submitting veterans benefits claims for VSOs like Paralyzed Veterans of America, which will hopefully streamline the process to end the VA backlog. Date: 4/3/2013


TSA Eases Screening Requirements for Disabled Veterans
The Transportation Security Administration announced a new policy to make the airport screening process easier for disabled veterans. Date: 4/2/2013


Advocacy Group Launches Petition Urging Congress to Enact Affordable Long-Term Care Solution For Americans, Including Disabled Veterans
Advance CLASS has created a petition and are asking people to sign it in support of a long-term care solution since CLASS Act was repealed December 31, 2012. Date: 4/1/2013


April is Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month
With the theme "The Big Push for Progress," Paralyzed Veterans of America is celebrating its 67th anniversary in April 2013 and urging all Americans to take a stand for veterans. Date: 4/1/2013


SPORTS 'N SPOKES Junior Athlete of the Year : 2013 Nomination Campaign
Date: 3/28/2013


NPR Article on Social Security Disability Fuels Myths and Stereotypes about People With Disabilities
Date: 3/27/2013


6th Annual Service Dog Eye Exam
Date: 3/21/2013


Women’s History Month Observed by Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 3/21/2013


Columbia, SC, VA Prosthetics Policy Change Will Benefit Veterans with ALS and MS
Date: 3/19/2013


House Committee on Veterans Affairs Chairman Speaks to Paralyzed Veterans' Board
Date: 3/14/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Receives VA/USOC Grant
Date: 3/12/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Benefits From Premiere at ReelAbilities Film Festival
Date: 3/12/2013


2013 National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week: March 11–17
Date: 3/11/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Sports Spotlight – March 2013: Gwen Shepard
Date: 3/7/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Testifies Before Congress to Urge Sufficient and Timely Funding for VA Programs
Date: 3/6/2013


Gordon Mansfield: A Champion for Change
Date: 3/4/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Supports Introduction of H.R. 813 “Putting Veterans Funding First Act”
Date: 2/28/2013


VA Extends Presumptive Service-Connection For Gulf War Veterans
Date: 2/27/2013


Effort to Expand Military Credentialing to States Praised by Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 2/26/2013


Congratulations to Ben Affleck on His Oscar Win From Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 2/25/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds US Rep. Takano for Supporting Veterans Through New VetSuccess Bill
Date: 2/25/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Sports Spotlight – February 2013: Ken DaVault
Date: 2/20/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Supports Bill to Expand Health Care for CHAMPVA Children
Date: 2/19/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Welcomes State of the Union Promise to Veterans
Date: 2/13/2013


Take the Survey: Adaptation to Mobility Disability Study
Date: 2/12/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Member Patrick McDonald: Paralympic Curling Dreams
Date: 2/7/2013


Veterans Organizations Urge Administration and Congress to Keep Promise Regarding Health Care Funding and Benefits
Date: 2/5/2013


Pennzoil Renews Relationship with Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 2/4/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Mourns the Loss of Former Executive Director Gordon Mansfield
Date: 1/30/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America calls for Senate ratification of CRPD Treaty
Date: 1/29/2013


U.S. Dept. of Education: Expand Access to Sports for Students with Disabilities
Date: 1/28/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Praises Walmart for Its Commitment to Hire Veterans
Date: 1/25/2013


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team: Ready for 2013
Date: 1/23/2013


VA Launches New Automated Process for Granting Pension Benefits
Date: 1/11/2013


Paralyzed Veterans of America Leads Training to Improve Airline Travel Experience for People with Disabilities
Date: 1/10/2013


Repeal of CLASS Legislation Affects Americans with Long-Term Care Needs, Including Disabled Veterans
Date: 1/3/2013


Ten Good Reasons to Support Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 12/21/2012


Paralyzed Veteran Tim Vixay is Moving Forward and Giving Back
Read about Tim Vixay who suffered a spinal cord injury has overcome adversity to become an active adaptive sports participant and Oscar Mike supporter. Date: 12/19/2012


Veterans Groups, Including Paralyzed Veterans of America, Send Letter to Leaders in Congress Opposing the Chained CPI as Part of Any Deal
Date: 12/19/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Member George Holscher Bowls AWBA’s Second “Perfect” Game
Date: 12/11/2012


Disability.gov Launches New Campaign: What's Your Connection?
Date: 12/6/2012


LA Veteran Honored as Defense Commissary Agency Disabled Employee of the Year
Date: 12/5/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Deeply Disappointed in Senate Failure to Ratify Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Date: 12/4/2012


December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Date: 12/3/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Members Hunting From a Wheelchair
Date: 11/30/2012


Wheelchair Rugby and 'Giving Back' Motivate Paralyzed Veteran Mason Symons
Date: 11/29/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Members Participate in 2012 US Quad Rugby Tournament
Date: 11/27/2012


Planning is Well Underway for the 2013 Tampa National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 11/26/2012


How to Cope With a New Spinal Cord Injury
Date: 11/15/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America's PN ONLINE Announces Launch of New Website
Date: 11/15/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces PAVE Employment Leadership Council
Date: 11/14/2012


Representatives from Paralyzed Veterans Visit Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington, VA
Date: 11/14/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Member & Vietnam Vet Charlie Oman Makes Trapshooting a Way of Life
Date: 11/13/2012


Veterans Day 2012: Coming Together To Tackle Veterans Unemployment
Date: 11/12/2012


Connecting Jobs, Sports, and the American Dream On Veterans Day
Date: 11/11/2012


PENNZOIL® Helps Paralyzed Veterans Reclaim Their Freedom and Love of Driving
Date: 11/11/2012


How You Can Help: Ratification of the CRPD Will Assist Disabled Veterans and Americans
Date: 11/8/2012


Students from Texas and Illinois Win Paralyzed Veterans of America Annual Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contests
Date: 11/6/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Of America Radiothon November 8th on AM 570 FOX Sports LA
Date: 11/5/2012


Veterans Day Call to Action: Paralyzed Veterans Urges All to Tell Veterans about PAVE
Date: 11/2/2012


NASCAR’s Richard Petty Pays Special Visit to Food City Store Supporting Mission: ABLE
Date: 11/1/2012


November is National Family Caregivers Month
Date: 11/1/2012


Paralyzed Veteran Wants to Pencil You In for a Great Cause
Date: 11/1/2012


50 Ideas for More Accessible Elections
Date: 10/31/2012


Operation PAVE Client Named Disabled Employee of Year
Date: 10/31/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Member Will Groulx: From Rugby Paralympian to Handcycling
Date: 10/19/2012


Operation PAVE Counselors Meet to Discuss Strategies for Veterans Employment
Date: 10/17/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Handcycling Team Excels in Pensacola Cycling Classic
Date: 10/10/2012


Henry Winkler Raises Awareness About Upper Limb Spasticity via Paralyzed Veterans Partner Open Arms Campaign
Date: 10/9/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Honors the Nugent Residence Hall & DRES Program at the University of Illinois with 2012 Barrier-Free America Award
Date: 10/5/2012


Choe and DeVault Earn Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour Angler of the Year Honors
Date: 10/3/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Honors Individuals and Organizations for their Contributions to Disabled Veterans at 2012 Americana Gala
Date: 10/3/2012


Videos from the 2012 Americana Gala
Date: 10/3/2012


2012 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Campaign Targets Employers
Date: 10/1/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America’s 2012-13 Executive Committee Takes Office
Date: 10/1/2012


Presidential Candidates Will be Represented in Columbus Sept. 28, Speaking to Americans With Disabilities
Date: 9/25/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Awards Ten College Students With Scholarships
Date: 9/24/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Participates in EAC Roundtable on Voting Best Practices for Veterans with Disabilities
Date: 9/20/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Member Olaf Hurd: One More Jump...40 Years Later
Date: 9/19/2012


From PN Magazine: Paralyzed Veterans of America from the Top - ADA Liability
Date: 9/14/2012


Operation PAVE Success: Elias Rojas Found a 'Partner for Life' in Boston
Date: 9/13/2012


2012 National Forum on Disability Issues: September 28th
Date: 9/12/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America members compete at 2012 Paralympics
Date: 9/11/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Works to Protect Public from Unscrupulous Charity Group, Urges Consumers to Educate Themselves Before Donating
Date: 9/11/2012


Accessible Voting for Individuals with Disabilities
Date: 9/6/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Member CeCe Mazyck: Paralympic Javelin Thrower
Date: 9/5/2012


September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
Date: 9/4/2012


Stand by Them: Show Your Support for Veterans During Suicide Prevention Month
Date: 9/4/2012


Scott Winkler: Record Breaker, Non-Profit Founder and Paralympian
Date: 8/31/2012


Expectations are High for Two-Time Paralympian Scot Severn in London
Date: 8/30/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team: Reno’s 2012 Handcycling Omnium
Date: 8/30/2012


Former Paralympian and Colonial Chapter Member Larry Hughes Named to Presidential Delegation for 2012 Paralympic Games
Date: 8/29/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Member Oz Sanchez: World-Class Paralympic Athlete
Date: 8/29/2012


A Paralyzed Veteran's Story: Stephen Willoby and VMI
Date: 8/28/2012


Breakthroughs & Treatments in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Bring Top Clinicians & Researchers to Summit 2012
Date: 8/27/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Member Russell Wolfe Competes in 2012 Paralympics
Date: 8/27/2012


Awarding Paralyzed Veterans of America Excellence at the 66th Convention
Date: 8/16/2012


Shinseki Thanks Paralyzed Veterans of America at Opening of 66th Annual Convention
Date: 8/15/2012


66th Annual Paralyzed Veterans of America Convention in New Orleans
Date: 8/13/2012


This Week In Defense News Interview with Sherman Gillums, AED of Veterans Benefits
Date: 8/13/2012


Enabline Supports Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission to Assist Disabled Veterans
Date: 8/10/2012


Surfing: The Next Frontier for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury?
Date: 8/6/2012


Survey: Accessing Public Transit Buses Using a Ramp
Date: 8/6/2012


Adonia Whittier: A Caregiver’s Story
Date: 7/31/2012


Election 2012: Frequently Asked Questions
Date: 7/31/2012


Veterans Skills Jobs Act to Provide New Opportunities for Veterans with Disabilities
Date: 7/30/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Disappointed in VA Admission That It Faces Sequestration Cut
Date: 7/27/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team: Mid-Season Report
Date: 7/27/2012


22 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Date: 7/25/2012


Caregivers Need a Break and Some Time Alone
Date: 7/25/2012


Homes for our Troops Builds Accessible Home for Paralyzed Veterans of America Member
Date: 7/23/2012


Bill Lawson on the Huffington Post: The Paralympian Power of Adaptive Sports
Date: 7/19/2012


Fire Safety for People with Disabilities
Date: 7/18/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Hosts Adaptive Handcycling Clinics Across the Nation
Date: 7/18/2012


Aaron Tippin NC Concert to Benefit Veterans Organizations Including Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 7/17/2012


Campaigning for July as “Accessibility Awareness Month”
Date: 7/16/2012


After the Richmond National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Thoughts Quickly Turn to Tampa
Date: 7/12/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Testifies on Capitol Hill Regarding Benefits Claim System and Backlog
Date: 7/10/2012


Operation PAVE at National Veterans Small Business Conference
Date: 7/9/2012


What the U.S. Supreme Court Healthcare Decision Means for Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 7/3/2012


Closing Time for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Richmond
Date: 7/1/2012


From Richmond to Richmond: NVWG Originals Happy to Be Home
Date: 7/1/2012


Spirit of the Games Winner: Phil Rosenberg
Date: 7/1/2012


All Days are Dog Days at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/30/2012


For John Bennett, It’s All in the Family
Date: 6/30/2012


Jeff Odom Competes Through Disappointment at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/30/2012


VCS Uses National Veterans Wheelchair Games to Reaffirm Commitment and Support
Date: 6/30/2012


First-time Participants at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Richmond
Date: 6/29/2012


Former Paralympian Laura Schwanger: Games are a Chance to Get Back Into Life
Date: 6/29/2012


Mayor Welcomes the National Veterans Wheelchair Games to Richmond
Date: 6/29/2012


SAIC Lends a Hand to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/29/2012


Block Party Offers a Break to National Veterans Wheelchair Games Participants
Date: 6/28/2012


National Veterans Wheelchair Games Athletes Mentor Children: 2012 Kids Day
Date: 6/28/2012


National Veterans Wheelchair Games Sponsor UPS and the Military Understand Logistics
Date: 6/28/2012


Richmond’s Accessibility Investment for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/28/2012


Coaches Play Important Roles at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/27/2012


Giving Back to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Booz Allen Hamilton
Date: 6/27/2012


Kienitz Goes for Gold in Life and at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/27/2012


The 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games British Invasion
Date: 6/27/2012


The National Veterans Wheelchair Games Has Multimillion Dollar Impact on Host City
Date: 6/27/2012


32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games Offer Stirring Opening Ceremonies
Date: 6/26/2012


Annual ‘Kids Day’ Event Introduces Adaptive Sports to Local Children with Disabilities
Date: 6/26/2012


Expo 2012 Offers Change of Scenery at National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/26/2012


Orlando Perez: National Veterans Wheelchair Games Veteran
Date: 6/26/2012


The National Veterans Wheelchair Games Depend on Volunteers
Date: 6/26/2012


32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games Off to a Hot Start in Richmond
Date: 6/25/2012


Boccia Offered as Exhibition Event at the 2012 National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/25/2012


The National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Much More than Sports
Date: 6/25/2012


Richmond is Where it All Began for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 6/22/2012


Support the 2012 National Veterans Wheelchair Games: Be a Virtual Fan in the Stands
Date: 6/21/2012


Patrick Henry Elementary School Drive Raises Funds for Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 6/20/2012


Pulitzer Prize Recipients Highlight the Struggles of Veterans
Date: 6/18/2012


Food City & NASCAR Legend Richard Petty Team up for Mission: ABLE
Date: 6/13/2012


For Paralyzed Veteran Sean Haggard, Life is a Continual Adventure
Date: 6/12/2012


Camping with a Disability: Head to the Great Outdoors!
Date: 6/8/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open Raises Funds for Veterans’ Career Program
Date: 6/5/2012


Banking Courses Approved for VA Benefits
Date: 5/31/2012


Memorial Day 2012: Honoring Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice
Date: 5/28/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Welcome New Sponsor to Fourth Annual King's Cup
Date: 5/22/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Operation PAVE Helps Welcome Home Veterans
Date: 5/14/2012


A Mother's Love
Date: 5/11/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Handcycling Team Finishes Strong in Clocktower Classic
Date: 5/9/2012


ADA Transportation Web Survey
Date: 5/8/2012


Join the National Online Dialogue on Veterans Transportation Today!
Date: 5/7/2012


State Traffic Fines Creating Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research
Date: 5/3/2012


Jillian Underriter: Excelling in Life and the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 5/1/2012


May is ALS Awareness Month: Veterans with ALS Assisted by PVA Service Officers
Date: 4/30/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Announces 9th Annual National Veterans Day Poster & Essay Contest
Date: 4/27/2012


Paralyzed Veterans' Research Foundation Grant Application Process Opens May 1
Date: 4/26/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Applauds All VA Programs Exempt from Sequestration
Date: 4/24/2012


Caring for Veterans through Discovery & Collaboration: 2012 VA Research Week
Date: 4/23/2012


Steve Streett: Paralyzed Veterans Member Raises Awareness for Veterans with ALS
Date: 4/20/2012


Upping Our Game: 2012 Annual NSO Seminar
Date: 4/19/2012


Paralyzed Veteran Dares Ellen DeGeneres to Dance with Him for a Great Cause
Date: 4/10/2012


Paralyzed Veterans' Accessible Design Work Highlighted During National Architecture Week
Date: 4/6/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Recognized for Support of Veterans-Owned Businesses
Date: 4/4/2012


Why the Affordable Care Act is Important for Veterans with Disabilities
Date: 4/4/2012


April is Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month
Date: 4/2/2012


Paralyzed Veterans President Testifies Before Congress to Urge Protection of VA Health Care Programs from Spending Reductions
Date: 3/22/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Represented in Discussion about DC’s Accessible Parking
Date: 3/21/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Hosts Adaptive Cycling Clinics
Date: 3/19/2012


PAVE-ing the Way at Hampton University
Date: 3/19/2012


Operation PAVE: Paving Access for Veterans Employment Through New VOW Act Provisions
Date: 3/16/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Working for More Accessible Taxis in DC
Date: 3/16/2012


Future City Competition Names Accessible Design Award Winners Grand Champions
Date: 3/15/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America Releases 2011 Annual Report
Date: 3/15/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Members Make Lasting Impression on Capitol Hill
Date: 3/14/2012


2012 National MS Awareness Week: Breakthroughs on the Rise
Date: 3/12/2012


PENNZOIL® Launches Campaign to Celebrate the Country's Love of Cars
Date: 3/9/2012


IRS Information for Veterans with Disabilities
Date: 3/6/2012


Women's History Month: A Salute to 'Firsts' from Female Service Members and Veterans
Date: 3/1/2012


Leap Year Brings Extra Day and an Opportunity to Reach Out to Veterans
Date: 2/28/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Member Mark Redner on Living with ALS
Date: 2/27/2012


U.S. House of Representatives Repeals CLASS Long-Term Care Program
Date: 2/17/2012


VA Overhauling Disability Ratings System
Date: 2/15/2012


Veterans Groups Pleased with President's FY 2013 Budget But Note Deficiencies
Date: 2/14/2012


Conference Provides Opportunities for Veteran Business Owners and Veteran Job Seekers
Date: 2/13/2012


Coming Soon From the VA: Online Claims System for Veterans
Date: 2/9/2012


New “App” Available for Health-Care Professionals Treating Spinal Cord Injuries
Date: 2/8/2012


Hollen Claims USA Shooting Paralympic Award, Named to 2012 Paralympic Team
Date: 2/7/2012


Administration’s Veterans Job Corps Welcomed by Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 2/6/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Handcycling Team Kicks Off 2012 Season
Date: 2/3/2012


Richmond Business Leaders Gather to Support National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 2/2/2012


A National Mall Accessible to All
Date: 1/31/2012


New Life Insurance Options for Veterans
Date: 1/30/2012


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Sports Department Receives VA/USOC Grant
Date: 1/26/2012


President Emphasizes Need to Take Care of our Veterans in State of the Union Address
Date: 1/25/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Benefit from Penske, Keselowski Championship Car Auction
Date: 1/23/2012


Paralyzed Veterans Participates in VA for Vets Career Fair and Expo in Washington DC
Date: 1/20/2012


New Paralyzed Veterans Video/PSA: New Beginnings for Injured Veterans
Date: 1/18/2012


Barrett-Jackson Auction of Keselowski’s Dodge Charger to Benefit Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 1/17/2012


Legacy of Giving Continues: Book Proceeds to Benefit Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 1/5/2012


VA Raises Disability Rating for Veterans with Lou Gehrig’s Disease/ALS
Date: 1/4/2012


From PN Magazine: Technology Meets Accessibility
Date: 12/19/2011


Friendly Skies? Depends on Whom You Ask
Date: 12/16/2011


Accessible Stadium Series: New York Yankees Stadium
Date: 12/9/2011


Spotlight on a Paralyzed Veteran's Caregiver: Theresa Richardson
Date: 12/8/2011


New VA Campaign Encourages Veterans and Their Families To Makes Connections
Date: 12/6/2011


International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3, 2011
Date: 12/2/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Accessible Stadium Series: Texas Motor Speedway
Date: 12/2/2011


Operation Independence: VMI in Partnership with Paralyzed Veterans' Mission: ABLE
Date: 11/30/2011


November Is National Family Caregivers Month
Date: 11/22/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Congratulates President and Applauds Congress on Passage of Tax Credit Bill for Hiring Veterans
Date: 11/21/2011


Accessible Stadium Series: Giants’ AT&T Park Provides an Accessible Fan Experience
Date: 11/18/2011


Carrier Classic Tribute to Veterans
Date: 11/16/2011


Mission: ABLE Partner Scootaround Launches Campaign for Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 11/15/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America Leaders Attend Arlington, VA, School’s Veterans Day Program
Date: 11/14/2011


VA Extends Traumatic Injury Protection Retroactively as Part of the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act
Date: 11/14/2011


Interview with 2011 Veterans Day Poster & Essay Contest Winners
Date: 11/12/2011


Veterans Day Video: Natl President Bill Lawson & Executive Director Homer Townsend
Date: 11/11/2011


Students from Louisiana & Colorado Win 2011 Veterans Day Poster & Essay Contests
Date: 11/10/2011


“Hotels for Heroes” to Assist Service Members, Veterans and Their Families
Date: 11/9/2011


Pay It Forward for Veterans in Your Community
Date: 11/9/2011


Veterans Day
Date: 11/7/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Accessible Stadium Series: Fenway Park
Date: 11/4/2011


Augusta Operation PAVE Gets Funding Boost to Help Disabled Veterans Reenter Workforce
Date: 11/3/2011


McGuire VA Medical Center & Paralyzed Veterans Virginia Mid-Atlantic Chapter Announce 2012 National Veterans Wheelchair Games Coming to Richmond
Date: 11/1/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Accessible Stadium Series: Raymond James Stadium
Date: 10/28/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Outreach to Veterans with ALS
Date: 10/27/2011


NASCAR’s Keselowski and his Checkered Flag Foundation Host Injured Veterans
Date: 10/26/2011


NFL's Washington Redskins Host Free Health Screenings & Educational Event For Veterans
Date: 10/26/2011


Accessible Sports Stadium Series
Date: 10/21/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Continues to Support Long-Term Care Plan
Date: 10/21/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Urges Lawmakers to Protect VA Health Care and Benefits in Deficit and Debt Deliberations
Date: 10/21/2011


Paralyzed Veterans' Bass Tour opens new tourney season with Clarks Hill event
Date: 10/20/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Member Noah Currier Excels at Adaptive Sports & Business
Date: 10/19/2011


Winners Announced in Paralyzed Veterans' 8th Annual Law & Public Policy Competition
Date: 10/18/2011


New Documentary: Lives Worth Living
Date: 10/17/2011


Choe Captures Paralyzed Veterans of America Bass Tour Angler of the Year Title
Date: 10/14/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Member Babette Peyton: Helping Veterans Create Businesses
Date: 10/14/2011


Walgreens Employees Raise Over $28,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 10/13/2011


EARN to Host Webinars in October Assisting Job Seekers with Disabilities & Employers
Date: 10/12/2011


Making Airline Travel More Accessible
Date: 10/11/2011


Paralyzed Veterans’ Americana Gala to Honor Former Secretaries of Veterans Affairs
Date: 10/11/2011


New Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Committee Elected for 2011-12
Date: 10/7/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Members to Compete in Army Ten-Miler
Date: 10/7/2011


VA Increases Auto Allowance for Disabled Veterans
Date: 10/3/2011


Celebrate National Disability Employment Month by Hiring a Disabled Veteran
Date: 10/1/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Partners with Cody Unser Foundation for Scuba Research
Date: 9/28/2011


Accessible Treehouse Builder is Winner of Paralyzed Veterans’ Barrier-Free America Award
Date: 9/27/2011


National Preparedness Month: A Paralyzed Veterans' Perspective
Date: 9/23/2011


Important TSA Update For Veterans with Disabilities
Date: 9/22/2011


Summit 2011 a Huge Success with More Than 700 Attendees
Date: 9/22/2011


Columbia Graduate Students Create Documentary - Chair Warriors
Date: 9/20/2011


Affected by Hurricane Irene on the East Coast or by the Wild Fires in Texas?
Date: 9/13/2011


Summit 2011 to “Hurry History” on Paralysis Treatments, Therapies and Cure
Date: 9/13/2011


September is National Preparedness Month: Are You Prepared?
Date: 9/12/2011


State of the Art: New Milwaukee VA Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Center
Date: 9/12/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America Welcomes President Obama's Initiatives on Jobs
Date: 9/9/2011


Congress Dedicates September as National Spinal Cord Injury Month
Date: 9/7/2011


Poker Tournaments Benefit Paralyzed Veterans During September – National Poker Month
Date: 9/7/2011


Veterans Crisis Line: It’s Your Call
Date: 9/6/2011


Tampa Bay to Host 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 9/1/2011


Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Paralympic Program Website
Date: 8/31/2011


Adaptive Cycling Clinics Offer Introduction to Handcycling
Date: 8/30/2011


Brad Keselowski’s Win Raises Nearly $200,000 for Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 8/29/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America Presents Awards at 65th Convention in Houston
Date: 8/29/2011


Agent Orange Reminder: Vietnam Veterans and Survivors Urged to File Claims by Aug 30
Date: 8/26/2011


Hurricane Irene Relief Funds Available to Paralyzed Veterans’ Members in Puerto Rico
Date: 8/26/2011


Gas Pump Progress For Individuals with Disabilities
Date: 8/25/2011


Houston Welcomes Paralyzed Veterans of America for 65th Annual Convention
Date: 8/24/2011


Video: Paralyzed Veterans of America's 2011 Convention Preview
Date: 8/23/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America Now Accepting Vehicle Donations
Date: 8/22/2011


Highlights from the National Veterans Small Business Conference & Expo
Date: 8/18/2011


Legislation Affecting Veterans Moves Along
Date: 8/18/2011


Richard Petty Visits Tennessee Food City to Offer Thanks for Supporting Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 8/12/2011


Paralyzed Veterans’ Operation: PAVE at National Veterans Small Business Conference
Date: 8/11/2011


Athletes and Organizers Look Ahead to Games’ Return to Richmond in 2012
Date: 8/10/2011


Obama’s New Proposal Offers Incentives to Businesses That Hire Veterans
Date: 8/10/2011


American Indians and Alaskan Natives Have a New VA Champion
Date: 8/9/2011


Endeavor & Spirit of the Games Awards Recipients Shine at the Closing Ceremonies
Date: 8/8/2011


Wheelchair Games Athletes Mentor Children with Disabilities at Kids Day
Date: 8/6/2011


Officials Call the Shots at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 8/5/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Looking for a Few Good Men & Women Seeking Good Jobs & Careers
Date: 8/4/2011


Four-legged Fans at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 8/3/2011


31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games Roll Into Pittsburgh
Date: 8/2/2011


Pittsburgh Legend Rocky Bleier Welcomes and Thanks Wheelchair Games Sponsors
Date: 8/1/2011


31-year-olds at the 31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games
Date: 7/30/2011


Pittsburgh Airport Readies for National Veterans Wheelchair Games Athletes
Date: 7/29/2011


Debt Ceiling Compromise Must Keep Promise to Veterans Urges Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 7/27/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Opposes Proposal to Repeal CLASS Act
Date: 7/26/2011


Celebrating 21 Years of the Groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act
Date: 7/25/2011


National Veterans Wheelchair Games’ Spirit Personified
Date: 7/25/2011


Paralyzed Veterans on Capitol Hill: Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011
Date: 7/22/2011


Russell Lake partnerships, including Paralyzed Veterans, bring hunting & fishing to all
Date: 7/19/2011


You Can Be a Virtual Fan in the Stands as Social Media ‘Web-olutionizes’ Games Access

The latest information on the National Veterans Wheelchair Games updated daily at  www.pva.org/2011Games.

Date: 7/15/2011


31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games Kick Off in Pittsburgh August 1st
Date: 7/13/2011


From Sports 'N Spokes: Get Out, Enjoy Life Contest
Date: 7/12/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Racing’s Moleda Finishes First at USA Cycling Paralympic Time Trial
Date: 7/6/2011


Staying Safe for the Summer
Date: 7/6/2011


Elementary School Penny Drive Raises $400 for Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 6/30/2011


Bay Area Chapter Member Named Veteran of the Year by California State Assembly
Date: 6/29/2011


Affordable Care Act (ACA) Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan Changes
Date: 6/23/2011


Medical Services in Action
Date: 6/22/2011


Summit 2011: Delivering Excellence, Achieving State-of-the-Art Health Care
Date: 6/22/2011


Accessible Travel Tips for Summer Break
Date: 6/21/2011


2011 National Training Summit Focuses on Support for Women Veterans
Date: 6/20/2011


A Father's Story
Date: 6/17/2011


Oklahoma State University's Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
Date: 6/14/2011


Veterans Appeals Improvement Act of 2011 Passes House, Now Goes to Senate
Date: 6/13/2011


New Rules for Service Animals
Date: 6/9/2011


New Report Shows Cutting Social Security Will Hurt Veterans
Date: 6/6/2011


Longtime Advocate Appointed to U. S. Institute of Peace
Date: 6/3/2011


College Accessibility: A Case Study
Date: 6/2/2011


The Many Meanings of Accessibility
Date: 6/2/2011


New Consumer Guide Discusses Sexuality and Reproductive Health
Date: 6/1/2011


Memorial Day 2011: Paralyzed Veterans of America Honors Our Nation’s Fallen Heroes
Date: 5/31/2011


Memorial Day: Ensuring Access for All Who Want to Pay Tribute
Date: 5/26/2011


Accessible Design: Mechanical Lift Systems
Date: 5/25/2011


NASCAR Drivers & Fans Support Paralyzed Veterans and Drive King’s Cup to Success
Date: 5/25/2011


2011 Golf Tournament Boosts Disabled Veterans’ Job Prospects
Date: 5/24/2011


Petty Family Foundation Charity Ride Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans a Big Success
Date: 5/23/2011


Armed Forces Day: Every Day at Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 5/19/2011


Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 Could Boost Veterans’ Career Opportunities
Date: 5/19/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Opens New Boston Vocational Rehabilitation Facility
Date: 5/18/2011


New Purple Heart Guidelines
Date: 5/17/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Member and Spouse Share Story in Honor of ALS Awareness Month

 

Date: 5/12/2011


WILEY X® Supports Paralyzed Veterans as they Cast & Blast Through 2011 Season
Date: 5/12/2011


Department of Labor Proposes Rule Update Improving Employment of Protected Veterans
Date: 5/11/2011


Vietnam Is Calling
Date: 5/11/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Members Participate in Cayman Islands Scuba Medical Study
Date: 5/10/2011


Georgia's Rome Plays Host to Yet Another Flawless Series of Handcycle Races
Date: 5/9/2011


PVA Bass Tour: Butler, Dornbrack, Hays, DaVault and Ray win on Eufaula
Date: 5/6/2011


“Mom’s” the Word for Paralyzed Veterans and Their Families
Date: 5/5/2011


National VA Research Week: May 2 - 6, 2011
Date: 5/2/2011


Expanding Hope’s Horizon
Date: 4/28/2011


Holly Koester: From Injury To Inspiration
Date: 4/27/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America Celebrates Accessible Design
Date: 4/26/2011


Accessing Your National Service Officer
Learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America's National Service Officers and how they assist our nation's veterans. Date: 4/19/2011


Caring Deep in the Heart of Texas
Date: 4/19/2011


Accessible City Award Raises Awareness and A New Generation of Designers
Date: 4/15/2011


Aging and Accessibility
Date: 4/14/2011


Dialing Up Quality of 911 for People with Disabilities
Date: 4/13/2011


Tax Benefits for Taxpayers with Disabilities
Date: 4/13/2011


What can Brown Do for Paralyzed Veterans?
Date: 4/12/2011


Changing Lives, Building Futures - 2010 Annual Report Released
Date: 4/11/2011


Getting Back to Life Through Adaptive Sports
Date: 4/11/2011


Advancing Quality Care a Constant Priority for Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 4/8/2011


Kilts Shaken and Stirred: Sir Sean and Lady Connery “Dressed to Kilt” for Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 4/7/2011


NASCAR Driver AJ Allmendinger Earns $5,000 for Paralyzed Veterans of America
Date: 3/31/2011


Food City and Richard Petty Partnership Raises $125,000 for Mission: ABLE
Date: 3/30/2011


March 2011 Congressional Testimony by National President Bill Lawson: Protect VA Heath Care from Politics
Date: 3/30/2011


Job Opportunity Boost for Spouses of Veterans with Disabilities
Date: 3/18/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Marks Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
Date: 3/18/2011


Stars and Stripes—Women’s History Month Celebrated
Date: 3/16/2011


Deadline for New Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Regulations: March 15, 2011
Date: 3/15/2011


Henderson v. Shinseki Panel/Telecast: Supreme Court Sides with Veterans On Deadlines
Date: 3/15/2011


VA Not Implementing Law to Help Caregivers As Congress Intended
Date: 3/14/2011


Handicap Parking Abuse
Date: 3/11/2011


Supreme Court Victory for Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 3/10/2011


Alcoa Foundation Awarding $82,000 to First-Time Wheelchair Athletes
Date: 3/9/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America Member Jeff Odom Goes for Gold
Date: 3/9/2011


Make a Nomination for the 2011 SPORTS ‘N SPOKES Junior Athlete
Date: 3/7/2011


Veterans Instant Electronic Medical Records
Did you know you can get your veterans medical records electronically with MyHealtheVet? Learn how to stay connected at Paralyzed Veterans of America. Date: 3/3/2011


Announcing Paralyzed Veterans of America's 2011 Law and Public Policy Writing Contest
Date: 3/2/2011


Island Fishing Trip Great Rehab for Walter Reed Patients
Date: 3/2/2011


Advancing ALS Knowledge
Date: 3/1/2011


Enhanced VA Benefits Available to Caregivers of Veterans
Date: 3/1/2011


The Veterans Farm
Date: 2/25/2011


‘Money Follows the Person’ & ‘Community First Choice Option’ Receive Additional Funds
Date: 2/24/2011


NSOs Offer A Helping Hand for Claims
Date: 2/24/2011


Helping Our Disabled and Paralyzed Veterans Get Back to Work
Date: 2/23/2011


Service Dogs: More Than Just a Helping Paw
Date: 2/23/2011


Black History Month: Honoring Our Veterans
Date: 2/22/2011


VHA Announces Enrollee Survey
Date: 2/22/2011


Artist Shift
Date: 2/18/2011


NASCAR Drivers Team up with Paralyzed Veterans To Promote Mission: ABLE Campaign
Date: 2/18/2011


Administration Releases FY 2012 Budget, Includes FY 2013 Advance Appropriations
Date: 2/17/2011


EXCELERATION #4: Fast Moving and Downhill -- in a good way!
Date: 2/17/2011


Saluting Wounded Veterans as They Recover
Date: 2/16/2011


Facebook Fans: “Like” Total Medical Solutions and Raise Funds for Paralyzed Veterans
Date: 2/15/2011


$65.3 Billion Investment in Veterans Health Care and Benefits Urged by Independent Budget
Date: 2/14/2011


Greyhound Guarantee for People with Disabilities
Date: 2/14/2011


Opportunity to Speak Out on Jobs
Date: 2/11/2011


Stephen Bush: A National Service Officer Serving Those Who Served
Date: 2/11/2011


Paralyzed Veterans' New PSA Features Story of Staff Sergeant Shot by Sniper in Iraq
Date: 2/10/2011


Melbourne Handcycling Extravaganza
Date: 2/9/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Applauds HHS Secretary Sebelius for Commitment to CLASS Act
Date: 2/9/2011


Paralyzed Veterans of America's Newly Redesigned Website Focuses On Access for All
Date: 2/8/2011


Survey on Golf Participation by Persons with Disabilities and Persons Who are Aging
Date: 2/8/2011


Will to Win: Our Members, Our Heroes
Date: 2/1/2011


$250,000 Raised for Paralyzed Veterans at Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Auction
Date: 1/31/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Commends President for Highlighting Veterans Issues
Date: 1/28/2011


Grants Available for Spinal Cord Injury/Disease (SCI/D) Education and Research Projects
Date: 1/27/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Files Federal Lawsuit to Stop Illegal Denials of Medicare Coverage
Date: 1/24/2011


Paralyzed Veterans Chosen as Finalist in Yahoo!'s Create for a Cause You Choose Award
Date: 1/21/2011


Kiwi Adventure for Adaptive Sports Heroes
Date: 1/19/2011


New Standards for Accessible Design Go Into Effect March 2011
Date: 1/18/2011


U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Athlete, and Paralyzed Veterans Member Angela Madsen
Date: 1/11/2011


Highmark Welcomes Wheelchair Games to Pittsburgh with a $100,000.00 Donation
Date: 1/10/2011


31st National Veterans Wheelchair Games Registration is Now Open
Date: 12/21/2010


Exceleration Show 2: Sprints, Spins, Cranks and Crunches
Date: 12/9/2010


Copy of Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team Demonstrates Handcycles at 3rd Annual Prosthetics Day
Two handcyclists from the Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team joined the Washington DC VA Medical Center for the 3rd Annual Prosthetics Day.  Date: 12/7/2010


Handcyclist Beimfohr to Compete in Marine Corps Marathon: No Ordinary Joe

 

Date: 12/7/2010


Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team Demonstrates Handcycles at 3rd Annual Prosthetics Day
Two handcyclists from the Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team joined the Washington DC VA Medical Center for the 3rd Annual Prosthetics Day.  Date: 12/7/2010


PVA Bass Tour's 2010 Angler of Year: Ron Ryals
Ron Ryals in Angler of the Year on the 2010 PVA Bass Tour. Date: 12/6/2010


2010 International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3rd
Date: 12/2/2010


Washington DC Memorial Will Honor Veterans with Disabilities
Date: 12/2/2010


Clarifying the Transportation Security Administration's New Screening Procedures
With the holiday travel season in full swing, Paralyzed Veterans of America would like to share with you a letter from Kimberly Walton, Special Counselor from the Transportation Security Administration, which clarifies the TSA's new screening procedures to the disability community. Date: 11/24/2010


An Appreciation of Military Families

 

Date: 11/22/2010


Audio Public Service Announcement: National President Bill Lawson

 

Date: 11/22/2010


Honoring All Who Served: A “Snapshot” of Veterans Day 2010

Paralyzed veterans and their families, from the Greatest Generation to the latest generation who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, from sea to shining sea, came to our Nation’s capital to celebrate that special day each year when we honor those who wore the uniform: November 11, Veterans Day.

Date: 11/22/2010


Retired Veteran Still Has Troops’ Backs

When Rich Brooks retired from the Army in 2005 after 27 years of service, he didn’t turn his back on the men and women who are still serving in the military and making personal sacrifices for the country. Instead, he found a way to help wounded warriors find employment and fulfilling lives after catastrophic injuries ended their tours of duty.

Date: 11/22/2010


2nd Annual Mid-South PVA 9 Ball RACK Championship

On October 29-31, 2010, The Rack of Memphis was home once again to the Mid-South PVA 9 Ball RACK Championship. This year, this tournament was Event #2 of the PVA/NWPA National Wheelchair Billiards Tournament Series Season 5.  The field consisted of 14 players from around the country.

Date: 11/17/2010


Season Five of the PVA/NWPA National Wheelchair Tournament Series Begins with a Bang in Minnesota
On October 9-10, 2010, the Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America Chapter hosted the first-ever National Wheelchair “Bar Box” 8-Ball Championship at The Billiards Street Café in Fridley, Minnesota. Date: 11/17/2010


A Veterans Day Answer to a Frequently Asked Question: "How can I support our veterans?"
Date: 11/11/2010


Students from North Dakota, Oklahoma Win Paralyzed Veterans of America Veterans Day 2010 Poster & Essay Contest
Date: 11/11/2010


Snapfish Partners with Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission: ABLE

Snapfish offers a 10% Discount on Card Purchases, 20% Donation to Paralyzed Veterans.

Date: 11/8/2010


VETERANS DAY 2010 BIG SALUTE TO AMERICA’S HEROES
Date: 11/8/2010


Access to Popular Clinical Practice Guidelines for Spinal Cord Injury Health-Care Professionals
Date: 11/4/2010


EXCELERATION - New Series Dedicated to Athletes with Disabilities to Debut November 6th and 7th With Replay on Veterans Day

 

Date: 11/3/2010


Career Expo for People with Disabilities To Be Held November 19, 2010, in Washington, DC

The Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD), the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) are sponsoring a career expo on Friday, November 19 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20004.

Date: 10/29/2010


2010 Paralyzed Veterans' Americana Gala: Honoring Outstanding Leadership
Date: 10/12/2010


Handcycling: Team PVA has good showing in Grandview Grand Prix Criterium
Despite temperatures nearing 102 degrees and a heat index soaring higher, the PVA Racing Team and several other handcycle racers competed in the July 24th Grandview Grand Prix Criterium which is an annual cycling event in Lancaster, PA. Date: 8/9/2010


Sean Halsted: 2010 US Paralympian and Paralyzed Veterans Member
Date: 3/9/2010

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